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French Folk Songs

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À la claire Fontaine - F Major


A lovely and sad French folk song for easy voice and piano!   

Pdf sheet music download for Voice (2/6 : High) and piano  

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Includes : One score (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 0/12

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Program Notes on À la claire Fontaine - F Major by (Anonymous) :

À la claire Fontaine [By The Clear Fountain] is a traditional French folk song which is especially popular in the French-speaking areas of Canada.

The song probably appeared as early as 1604, when the first permanent French settlements were established in Québec.

As is common with all traditional songs, there are many different versions of both the lyrics and the music of this song.

This score is an arrangement of À la claire fontaine for voice with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of F Major.

The vocal range is F4 to C5.

The vocal part is appropriate for beginning singers.

Please note that this sheet music includes the complete lyrics in French (five verses and chorus).
This arrangement of À la claire Fontaine is available in the following keys :

Sources :

French Folk Songs

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Sheet music details :


(A la claire Fontaine - By the Clear Fountain - Sparkling Fountain)
Composer(Anonymous) Opus/catalog numberÀ la claire Fontaine
MovementsAndante Composition/First publicationFrench folk songs
InstrumentationVoice (2/6 : High) and piano StyleFolk & Traditional
KeyF Major Duration02:39
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 0/12

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À la claire Fontaine

À la claire fontaine, m'en allant promener,
J'ai trouvé l'eau si belle que je m'y suis baigné.
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.

Sous les feuilles d'un chêne je me suis fait sécher;
Sur la plus haute branche un rossignol chantait.
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.

Chante, rossignol, chante, toi qui as le coeur gai;
Tu as le coeur à rire, moi, je l'ai à pleurer.
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.

J'ai perdu mon amie sans l'avoir mérité,
Pour un bouton de rose que je lui refusai.
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.

Je voudrais que la rose fût encore au rosier,
Et que ma douce amie fût encore à m'aimer.
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.

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