Au clair de la lune lyrics – PDF


“Au clair de la lune” is a French children’s song (comptine), whose origins date back to the 18th century. This song seems to be the earliest recording of human voice that exists today, as it is reproduced on a phonautograph paper recording from 1860.


“Au clair de la lune” lyrics

1. Au clair de la lune,
Mon ami Pierrot,
Prête-moi ta plume
Pour écrire un mot.
Ma chandelle est morte,
Je n’ai plus de feu.
Ouvre-moi ta porte
Pour l’amour de Dieu.

2. Au clair de la lune,
Pierrot répondit:
«Je n’ai pas de plume,
Je suis dans mon lit.
Va chez la voisine,
Je crois qu’elle y est,
Car dans sa cuisine
On bat le briquet.»

3. Au clair de la lune,
L’aimable Lubin;
Frappe chez la brune,
Elle répond soudain:
–Qui frappe de la sorte ?
Il dit à son tour:
–Ouvrez votre porte,
Pour le Dieu d’Amour.

4. Au clair de la lune,
On n’y voit qu’un peu.
On chercha la plume,
On chercha du feu.
En cherchant d’la sorte,
Je n’sais c’qu’on trouva;
Mais je sais qu’la porte
Sur eux se ferma.


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