La laine des moutons (English translation)

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La laine des moutons

La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la tondaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la tondons
Tondons, tondons
La laine des moutaines
Tondons, tondons
La laine des moutons
 
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la lavaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la lavons
Lavons, lavons
La laine des moutaines
Lavons, lavons
La laine des moutons
 
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la cardaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la cardons
Cardons, cardons
La laine des moutaines
Cardons, cardons
La laine des moutons
 
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la filaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la filons
Filons, filons
La laine des moutaines
Filons, filons
La laine des moutons
 
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la tissaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la tissons
Tissons, tissons
La laine des moutaines
Tissons, tissons
La laine des moutons
 
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la chantaine
La laine des moutons, c'est nous qui la chantons
Chantons, chantons
La laine des moutaines
Chantons, chantons
La laine des moutons
 
Submitted by Jadis on Mon, 15/10/2018 - 14:46
Submitter's comments:

Traditionnel.

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English translation

Sheep wool

Sheep wool is for us to shoar
Sheep wool is for us to shear
Let's shear, let's shear
the wool of shoop
Let's shear, let's shear
the wool of sheep
 
Sheep wool is for us to wosh
Sheep wool is for us to wash
Let's wash, let's wash
the wool of shoop
Let's wash, let's wash
the wool of sheep
 
Sheep wool is for us to cord
Sheep wool is for us to card
Let's card, let's card
the wool of shoop
Let's card, let's card
the wool of sheep
 
Sheep wool is for us to spon
Sheep wool is for us to spin
Let's spin, let's spin
the wool of shoop
Let's spin, let's spin
the wool of sheep
 
Sheep wool is for us to woove
Sheep wool is for us to weave
Let's weave, let's weave
the wool of shoop
Let's weave, let's weave
the wool of sheep
 
Sheep wool is for us to song
Sheep wool is for us to sing
Let's sing, let's sing
the wool of shoop
Let's sing, let's sing
the wool of sheep
 
Submitted by ingirumimusnocte on Mon, 15/10/2018 - 15:42
Added in reply to request by Jadis
Author's comments:

Word endings are changed for effect, as is often the case in nursery rhymes or folk songs.

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Comments
Jadis    Mon, 15/10/2018 - 17:23

Quite interesting translation. Only I would have said (for instance) :
Let's shear, let's shear
Let's shear the wool of sheep
(to save the rhythm)