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The Grizzly Boatman

Time For A Song

Here is the lyric to an old French/Canadian paddling song. See if you can sing along to the english version; well it's mostly english!

The Grizzly Boatman

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En Roulant Ma Boule

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

Behind our house we have a pond,
En roulant ma boule
Behind our house we have a pond,
En roulant ma boule
Where three fine ducks swim round and round,
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
Where three fine ducks swim round and round,
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

Where three fine ducks swim round and round,
En roulant ma boule
Where three fine ducks swim round and round,
En roulant ma boule
To hunt them comes the young king's son
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
To hunt them comes the young king's son
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

To hunt them comes the young king's son
En roulant ma boule
To hunt them comes the young king's son
En roulant ma boule
With him he brings his shining gun
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
With him he brings his shining gun
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

With him he brings his shining gun
En roulant ma boule
With him he brings his shining gun
En roulant ma boule
He aims it at the black for fun.
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
He aims it at the black for fun.
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

He aims it at the black for fun
En roulant ma boule
He aims it at the black for fun
En roulant ma boule
But then he hits the whitest one
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
But then he hits the whitest one
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

But then he hits the whitest one
En roulant ma boule
But then he hits the whitest one
En roulant ma boule
"Oh, prince, now see what you have done!"
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
"Oh, prince, now see what you have done!"
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

"Oh, prince, now see what you have done!
En roulant ma boule
"Oh, prince, now see what you have done!
En roulant ma boule
You've killed my duck, the whitest one!"
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
You've killed my duck, the whitest one!"
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

"You've killed my duck, the whitest one!"
En roulant ma boule
"You've killed my duck, the whitest one!"
En roulant ma boule
From his bright eyes two di'monds fall
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
From his bright eyes two di'monds fall
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

From his bright eyes two di'monds fall
En roulant ma boule
From his bright eyes two di'monds fall
En roulant ma boule
And from his bill drops gold for all
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
And from his bill drops gold for all
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

And from his bill drops gold for all
En roulant ma boule
And from his bill drops gold for all
En roulant ma boule
Out from his wing the red drops pour
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
Out from his wing the red drops pour
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

Out from his wing the red drops pour
En roulant ma boule
Out from his wing the red drops pour
En roulant ma boule
And on the wind his feathers soar
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
And on the wind his feathers soar
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

And on the wind his feathers soar,
En roulant ma boule
And on the wind his feathers soar,
En roulant ma boule
Three maidens fair his feathers take
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
Three maidens fair his feathers take
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,

En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule
En roulant ma boule roulant,
En roulant ma boule

Three maidens fair his feathers take
En roulant ma boule
Three maidens fair his feathers take
En roulant ma boule
A bed for weary men they make
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,
A bed for weary men they make
Rouli, roulant, ma boule roulant,


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