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L'enfant au tambour - French Christmas Carol

Lyrics for "L'enfant au tambour" - a French Christmas carol

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L'enfant au tambour is the French version of "Little Drummer Boy." They are sung to the same tune, but the lyrics are somewhat different. The translation given here is the literal translation of the French Christmas carol.

Sur la route
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Petit tambour s'en va
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Il sent son cœur qui bat
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Au rythme de ses pas !
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ô ! petit enfant
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Où vas-tu ?

          On the road
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Little drummer goes
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          He feels his heart beating
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          To the rhythm of his steps!
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Oh! Little child
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Where are you going?

Hier, mon père
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
A suivi le tambour
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Le tambour des soldats
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam

          Yesterday, my father
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Followed the drummer
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          The soldiers' drummer
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam

Là, je veux donner pour son retour
Mon tambour
Tous les anges
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ont pris leurs beaux tambours
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Et ont dit à l'enfant
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ton père est de retour !
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam
Ram Pam Pam Pam
Et l'enfant s'éveille
Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
Sur son tambour.

          I want to give him for his return
          My drum
          All the angels
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Took their beautiful drums
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          And told the child
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Your father is back!
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam
          Ram Pam Pam Pam
          And the child woke up
          Pa Ram Pam Pam Pam
          On his drum.
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