Wednesday, December 12, 2007

une petite americaine chante Petit Papa Noel

In the process of preparing to teach the song Petit Papa Noel to my French classes, I started singing it around the house. Tess absorbed it enthusiastically, and lately, Colm has begun chiming in with the odd line.
The song itself is a French original made famous (in France anyway) by Tino Rossi here in the 40's and 50's. It's a cutesy take on the kid's-letter-to-Santa story with almost no higher message than that kids badly want their toys. The grandiloquent melody suggests rather more profound dimension which, alas, are not really there. Fun to sing though. Here's Tess giving her rather breathless rendition.


Blogger Erin said...

That's great! And Colm's chiming in was very cute, too! Hugs to you all!

7:36 PM  

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