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Dites Moi

This is such a charming, simple little song in French. Originally written for Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific", it has become a favorite of children everywhere.



Dites-moi, pourquoi
La vie est belle;
Dites-moi, pourquoi
La vie est gai;
Dites-moi, pourquoi,
Chere Mad'moiselle,
Est-ce que, parce que,
Vous m'aimez?

English translation:
Tell me, why
Life is beautiful;
Tell me, why
Life is gay;
Tell me, why,
Dear Miss,
Is it because
You love me?