A sad sea song with a soothing melody. Began as French but now is widely known in French-speaking Canada as well.
Excellent tips for recognizing the imperfect (and the pluperfect) subjunctive.
This song is now relegated to children, but its matter is far from exemplary: misbehavior on the part of cats, shepherdesses, and clergy.
The best of all children’s songs, full of drama, pathos, piety, humor, and with a rousing rhythm. On top of all which, it is neverending.
The arch-typical traditional French song, recounting the nocturnal adventures of Pierrot, Lubin, and an unnamed third person.