Lullaby Lyrics

Au Clair de la Lune – Lyrics
Traditional French Song and Lulluaby
Words and Music By: Jean Baptiste Lully
Copyright Unknown

[French only]
Au clair de la lune,
Mon ami, Pierrot,
Prete-moi ta plume
Pour ecrire un mot!
Ma chandelle est morte,
Je n’ai plus de feu;
Ouvre-moi ta porte,
Pour l’amour de Dieu.

Au clair de la lune,
Pierrot repondit:
“Je n’ai pas de plume,
Je suis dans mon lit;
Va chez la voisine,
Je crois qu’elle y est;
Car dans la cuisine,
On bat le briquet.”

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MP3 – Au Clair de la Lune

Clair de Lune – song notes

Clair de Lune (Moonlight) by Claude Debussy is the third movement of his Suite Bergamasque, and its most famous musical theme by far.

The piece is played quite softly, and the subtle variations within this calm setting make this masterpiece one of the most beautiful Impressionist compositions.

Originally composed for piano, Clair de Lune transfers beautifully to the shimmering sound of the harp, evoking the nearly mystical sense of moonlight in a quiet and enchanting way.