New Years Song

French New Years Song

French Happy New Year Song

On New Years Eve in France people say Bonne Année (Happy New Year!) at the stroke of mid-night and sing. Just like in English-speaking countries where people sing the song, Old Lang Syne, the French sing “Ce N’est Qu’un Au Revoir” (It’s only a good-bye”), which translates better to “It’s only a see you again”. The French version has the same tune as Old Lang Syne but French words. Here you can learn to sing the song in French. Read through the French lyrics and translation as you watch the video.

Lyrics & Translation

Faut-il nous quitter sans espoir
Sans espoir de retour
Faut-il nous quitter sans espoir
De nous revoir un jour?Must we leave each other without hope
Without hope of return
Must we leave each other without hope
Of seeing each other again one day?(chorus)Ce n’est qu’un au revoir, mes frères,
Ce n’est qu’un au revoir !
Oui, nous nous reverrons, mes frères,
Ce n’est qu’un au revoir.

It’s only good-bye, my brothers,
It’s only good-bye!
Yes, we will see each other again, my brothers,
It’s only good-bye.

Formons de nos mains qui s’enlacent,
Au déclin de ce jour,
Formons de nos mains qui s’enlacent,
Une chaîne d’amour.

Let’s embrace our hands
At the end of this day,
Let’s embrace our hands
A chain of love.

(chorus)

Amis, unis par cette chaîne,
Autour du même feu ;
Amis, unis par cette chaîne
Ne faisons point d’adieux.Friends, united by this chain,
Around the same fire;
Friends, united by this chain
Let’s not say farewell.(chorus)Car Dieu qui voit nous ensemble
Et qui va nous bénir,
Car Dieu qui voit nous ensemble
Saura nous réunir.

For god sees all of us together
And who will bless us,
For god sees all of us together
Will know how to reunite us.

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