Sheet Music: A la claire fontaine

TitleA la claire fontaine
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature2/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-02-22
Last updated2010-02-22
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 5.2 (very popular)
Love songs, Nursery rhymes, Pentatonic, Traditional/Folk


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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.