Alouette Lyrics

Alouette Lyrics

Alouette is one of the most popular songs for learning French and teaching the language to kids. The song is over 100 years old and is said to have originated in Quebec, Canada. The song is about somebody telling a lark (a kind of bird) that they’ll pluck feathers off of it’s body.

For each verse you add an additional body part. The song goes, “Alouette, gentille alouette, alouette je te plumerai.” “Je te plumerai” means “I will pluck your feathers”. Note, it uses ‘plumer’ (to pluck) plus an “ai” making it in the future tense. Watch the video and sing along as you read through the lyrics!

Alouette Song and Lyrics

Words With English Translation

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Lark, nice lark

Alouette, je te plumerai
Lark, I will pluck you

Je te plumerai la tête
I will pluck your head

(Je te plumerai la tête)
(I shall pluck your head)

Et la tête
And your head

(Et la tête)
(And your head)

Alouette
Lark

(Alouette)
(Lark)

O-o-o-oh

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Lark, nice lark

Alouette, je te plumerai
Lark, I will pluck you

Je te plumerai le bec
I shall pluck your beak

Et le bec
(Et le bec)
Et la tête
(Et la tête)
Alouette
(Alouette)
O-o-o-oh

Et le cou
And your neck
Et le dos
And your back
Et les ailes
And your wings
Et les pattes
And your feet
Et la queue
And your tail

O-o-o-o-oh

(Ending – repeat chorus)
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Lark, nice lark

Alouette, je te plumerai
Lark, I shall pluck you

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