“Marche des Animaux, Le (The Animal Market) ”


French. "One day I go to the market to buy a cock. My cock goes coquelicou, cou, cou." Cumulative for: "My chipmunk, my horse, my cow, my pig, my ewe, my goose, my hen." Chorus: "Jamais je n'en serais jaloux"


Re "Mon suisse" as "My chipmunk": or does "suisse" in this case really mean Swiss which goes "souisse-souisse-souisse"? or a play on swine=suide? - BS

Cross references

  • cf. "I Had a Little Rooster" (theme and structure)


  1. Peacock, p. 18, "Le Marche des Animaux" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea018


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)