Monday 22 February 2010
Tune of the Day: A la claire fontaine
Traditional French love song
“A la claire fontaine” is a traditional French folk song. Although the words are romantic, this song is above all a very well known nursery rhyme, at the same level as Frère Jacques or Au clair de la lune.
At the clear fountain
While I was walking by
I found the water so lovely
That I went for a bathe
It's been so long that I've loved you
Never will your memory fade
The song was played at the very end of the 2006 film The Painted Veil, an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's novel with Ed Norton and Naomi Watts.