Tuesday, June 28, 2011

French Music: Education Sentimentale, Maxime Leforestier


Hello all, Johanne ici. Today I would like to share a French music video with lyrics below. Depending on the level you could simply have the students follow along with the lyrics, discuss the vocabulary as part of a lesson, or leave key vocabulary blank and have the students fill in the blanks while listening to the songs.

You could also pose the following questions:

  • What is the song about?
  • What words were new or difficult to understand?
  • How is education in France different from/similar to education in the US?




Ce soir à la BRUNE
Nous irons ma BRUNE
Cueillir des serments,
Cette fleur sauvage
Qui fait des ravages
Dans les coeurs d'enfants.
Pour toi, ma princesse
J'en ferai des tresses
Et dans tes cheveux ;
Ces serments, ma belle
Te rendront cruelle
Pour tes amoureux...

Demain à l'aurore
Nous irons encore
Glaner dans les champs,
Cueillir des promesses
Des fleurs de tendresse
Et de sentiment.
Et sur la colline
Dans les sauvagines
Tu te coucheras,
Dans mes bras, ma brune
Eclairée de lune
Tu te donneras.

C'est au crépuscule
Quand la libellule
S'endort au marais,
Qu'il faudra, voisine
Quitter la colline
Et vite rentrer.
Ne dis rien, ma brune
Pas même à la lune
Et moi, dans mon coin,
J'irai solitaire
Je saurai me taire
Je ne dirai rien...

Ce soir à la brune
Nous irons, ma brune
Cueillir des serments
Cette fleur sauvage
Qui fait des ravages
Dans les coeurs d'enfants
Pour toi, ma princesse
J'en ferai des tresses
Et dans tes cheveux
Ces serments, ma belle
Te rendront cruelle
Pour tes amoureux...

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