L'Empereur, sa femme et le petit prince

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"L'Empereur, sa femme et le petit prince" is a French folk song of the second half of the 19th century, making a reference to Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie and the Prince impérial.[1]

It is also known with the lyrics "le roi, la reine et le petit prince".

This song is used to teach the days of the week to children in French.

Lyrics[edit]

1

Lundi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons mardi. »

2

Mardi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons mercredi. »

3

Mercredi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons jeudi. »

4

Jeudi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons vendredi. »

5

Vendredi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons samedi. »

6

Samedi matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous reviendrons dimanche. »

7

Dimanche matin,
L’empereur, sa femme et le p’tit prince
Sont venus chez moi, pour me serrer la pince.
Comme j’étais parti,
Le p’tit prince a dit :
« Puisque c’est ainsi, nous ne reviendrons plus. »

English translation[edit]

Monday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since that's the way, we'll be back on Tuesday. "

Tuesday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since that's the way, we'll be back on Wednesday. "

Wednesday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since that's the way, we'll be back on Thursday. "

Thursday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since that's the way, we'll be back on Friday. "

Friday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since that's the way, we'll be back on Saturday. "

Saturday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since this is so, we will come back on Sunday. "

Sunday morning,

The emperor, his wife and the little prince

Have come to my house, to shake my hand.

Since I was gone,

The little prince said:

"Since this is so, we will not be coming back. "

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