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Alouette(Mimi'sDance)

Alouette is a popular French Canadian children's song originating in France about plucking the feathers, eyes, and beak from a lark, in retribution for being woken up by her song. Although it is in French, it is well-known among speakers of other languages; in this respect it is similar to "Frere Jacques". Many American doughboys and other Allied soldiers learned the song while serving in France during World War I and brought it home with them, passing it on to their children and grandchildren and later a version with lyrics appeared in the Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle TV Series in 2017.

The Wiggles and their friend [Mimi] dance to this song in their new-line up DVD debut: "Taking Off!".

Song Credits

2013 Instrumental Version

2017 Version

Musicians

2013 Instrumental Version

  • Guitars: Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Alex Keller
  • Piano: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Emma Watkins
  • Percussion: Lachlan Gillespie

2017 Version

  • Lead Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Guitars: Anthony Field
  • Percussion: Simon Pryce
  • Accordion: Lachlan Gillespie

Lyrics

French Version

Alouette, gentille alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai
Aloutette, gentille alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete
Et la tete
Et la tete
Alouette
Alouette Oh

Alouette, gentille alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai
Aloutette, gentille alouette
Alouette, je te plumerai

English Version

Allouette, nice Allouette
Allouette, I will pluck you
Allouette, nice Allouette
Allouette, I will pluck you
I will pluck you on the head
I will pluck you on the head
And the head
And the head
Allouette
Allouette
Oh

Allouette, nice Allouette
Allouette, I will pluck you
Allouette, nice Allouette
Allouette, I will pluck you

Trivia

  • The Wiggles wrote this instrumental song while adapting the music for "Alouette".

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