LA TORTUE A FAIM (The Turtle is Hungry)

In this catchy, rhythm and blues song, the hungry turtle plods tenaciously towards her lettuce dinner which is on the other side of the yard. The song teaches kids various French descriptive words, including fast, slowly, calmly, patiently, and hungry. The song, performed by Didier Prossaird, is from Whistlefritz’s CD AU ZOO (At the Zoo).

La Tortue A Faim

Song “LA TORTUE A FAIM” from the Whistlefritz CD AU ZOO.

LA TORTUE A FAIM

©2023 Didier Prossaird
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LA TORTUE A FAIM, ELLE VEUT MANGER
TROIS FEUILLES DE LAITUE, SA SALADE PRÉFÉRÉE
MAIS SON DÎNER EST LOIN ELLE DOIT MARCHER
PENDANT TROIS HEURES AU MOINS AVANT D’Y ARRIVER
CAR SA LAITUE
EST DE L’AUTRE CÔTÉ DU JARDIN

LA TORTUE A FAIM, ELLE VEUT MANGER
CETTE BELLE LAITUE QUi LA FAIT TELLEMENT SALIVER
ELLE DOIT SE DÉPÊCHER “ALLEZ, TORTUE ! IL FAUT Y ALLER !”
AVANT QUE SON VOISIN M. DINDON N’ARRIVE POUR LUI VOLER
CAR SA LAITUE
EST DE L’AUTRE CÔTÉ DU JARDIN

UNE PATTE DEVANT L’AUTRE TRANQUILLEMENT
LA TORTUE AVANCE PATIEMMENT
ELLE NE VA PAS BIEN VITE
C’EST ÉVIDENT
MAIS PETIT À PETIT ELLE S’APPROCHE DOUCEMENT

LA TORTUE A FAIM, ELLE VEUT MANGER
SA LAITUE EST SI PROCHE ELLE PEUT PRESQUE LA TOUCHER
ENCORE QUELQUES MÈTRES DE PLUS ET PUIS ÇA Y EST !
ENFIN ELLE VA POUVOIR LA MANGER ET LA DÉGUSTER
CAR LA TORTUE
EST DE L’AUTRE CÔTÉ DU JARDIN

UNE PATTE DEVANT L’AUTRE TRANQUILLEMENT
LA TORTUE AVANCE PATIEMENT
ELLE NE VA PAS BIEN VITE
C’EST ÉVIDENT
MAIS ELLE EST ARRIVÉE REGARDE ELLE MANGE MAINTENANT

Mange ta salade, tortue. Tu l’as bien méritée

The Turtle is Hungry

©2023 Didier Prossaird
All rights reserved

THE TURTLE IS HUNGRY, SHE WANTS TO EAT
THREE LEAVES OF LETTUCE, HER FAVORITE SALAD
BUT HER DINNER IS FAR AWAY, SHE HAS TO WALK
FOR THREE HOURS AT LEAST BEFORE GETTING THERE
BECAUSE THE LETTUCE
IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE YARD

THE TURTLE IS HUNGRY, SHE WANTS TO EAT
THAT LOVELY LETTUCE THAT MAKES HER SALIVATE
SHE HAS TO HURRY “GO, TURTLE! YOU HAVE TO GO!”
BEFORE HER NEIGHBOR, MR. TURKEY, COMES AND STEALS IT
BECAUSE THE LETTUCE
IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE YARD

ONE LEG IN FRONT OF THE OTHER CALMLY
THE TURTLE ADVANCES PATIENTLY
SHE DOESN’T GO VERY FAST
THAT’S CLEAR
BUT LITTLE BY LITTLE SHE GETS CLOSER SLOWLY

THE TURTLE IS HUNGRY, SHE WANTS TO EAT
HER LETTUCE IS SO CLOSE SHE CAN ALMOST TOUCH IT
ONLY A FEW METERS MORE AND THEN THERE IT IS!
FINALLY, SHE IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO EAT IT AND SAVOR IT
BECAUSE THE TURTLE
IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE YARD

ONE LEG IN FRONT OF THE OTHER CALMLY
THE TURTLE ADVANCES PATIENTLY
SHE DOESN’T GO VERY FAST
THAT’S CLEAR
BUT SHE HAS ARRIVED, LOOK, SHE’S EATING NOW

Enjoy your salad, turtle. You deserve it.

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