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Ukulele videos of French songs revisited by non-natives (Part One)

29 2009

French culture does not usually leave people indifferent. Whether it be to mock the French accent or laugh at French stereotypes, to rebel against the difficulty of French grammar or to relish its wines and food, the net is full of articles on France and the French.

Today I will be looking at ukulele videos of French songs performed by non-natives.

Here is a very good introduction to French stereotypes and ukulele by the Bobby McGees (Scotland). The very old French song (15th century) he is singing is called Sur le pont d’Avignon. You can find the lyrics and the origins of the song here.

And while we are looking at old French songs, here is J’ai du bon tabac by Tony (UK).
Lyrics can be found here :

A more recent song, L’Amour est bleu performed by Japanese “mewsplan

To end Part One of this post, here is a video to French stereotypes in a few famous films
and cartoons.

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2 Comments »

  1. Marcelo on the 29th of July 2009 @ 00:52

    Trés bon!

  2. Armelle Europe on the 29th of July 2009 @ 00:56

    Merci Marcelo ! :)

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