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Guillaume,  prends ton  tambourin

Guillaume, prends ton tambourin


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Known in English-speaking countries as "Willie take your little drum" or

also Pat a pat a pan or even just patapan.

I arranged this song with extra flute and drum parts, since the words call for them.

I also present my own English singing version below, just for fun.

Any choirs wishing to use (or even adapt) my version are welcome to do so....





Guillaume prends ton tambourin

Toi, prends ta flûte, Robin;

Au son de ces instruments

"Turelurelu, patapatapan"

Au son de ces instruments

Je dirai Noel gaîment.



C'etait la mode autrefois

De louer le Roi des rois

Au son de ces instruments

"Turelurelu, patapatapan"

Au son de ces instruments

Il nous en faut faire autant.



L'homme et Dieu sont plus d'accord

Que la flûte et le tambour;

Au son de ces instruments

Turelurelu, patapatapan

Au son de ces instruments

Chantons, dansons, sautons en!

Willie take your little drum

With your flute oh Robin come

With the sound of flute and drum

tootle tootle too, bing a bang a boom

with the flute and with the drum

we will dance and sing as one.



In the goodly olden days

The king of kings we'd praise

with the drum and with the flute

tootle tootle too, bing a bang a boom,

with the flute and with the drum

we will dance and sing as one.



God and man are now at one

more than sweetest flute and drum

with the merry drum and flute

tootle tootle too, bing a bang a boom,

with the flute and with the drum

we will dance and sing as one.

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