Pat-a-pan; A French Christmas Carol

This is a brilliant rendition of the French carol Pat-a-pan. It is a song I’m learning in my singing lessons, and I really like it. The name is ‘onomatopoetic’ (which means its name comes from singing the sound of the instruments.)

Our baby enjoys it a lot, and I hope you do, too!

English Lyrics:

Willie, bring your little drum;
Robin, bring your flute and come;
And be merry while you play,

Tu-re-lu-re-lu,
Pat-a-pat-a-pan,
Come be merry while you play,
Let us make our Christmas gay!

When the men of olden days
To the King of Kings gave praise,
On the fife and drum did play,

Tu-re-lu-re-lu,
Pat-a-pat-a-pan,
On the fife and drum did play,
So their hearts were glad and gay!

God and man today become
More in tune than fife and drum,
So be merry while you play,

Tu-re-lu-re-lu,
Pat-a-pat-a-pan,
So be merry while you play,
Sing and dance this Christmas day!

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3 thoughts on “Pat-a-pan; A French Christmas Carol

  1. Meggie Eggie says:

    this is soooo cool! Are you learning it in French or English? I hope I can hear you sing it yourself!
    Love,
    Meggie The Eggie!

  2. We think this song is pretty cool too, we are learning it in English. We don’t have the French words, and even if we did, it wouldn’t be much help! πŸ˜›

    I’ll sing it for you next time I see you, and if I remember, I will bring my recorder and play it for you. I’m learning the treble recorder, and I think it’s the nicest sounding one! πŸ™‚

  3. Meggie Eggie says:

    coolies

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