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Last Updated: 9 March 2023

Une chanson douce (also known as Le loup, la biche et le chevalier) is a French song from 1950 performed by Henri Salvador. It is a standard children's song and is a classic in Henri Salvador's repertoire.

The story of the song

The song tells the fairy tale of a doe rescued by a knight from the clutches of the wolf, who then transforms into a beautiful princess.

Une chanson douce does not resemble the songs Henri Salvador usually sings, his repertoire being mainly fantasy. But he liked the lyrics, which reminded him of his mother's lullabies.

Thanks to Salvador's tender and reassuring voice, the song immediately appealed to the public and became a classic lullaby.

Doe. Photo WildMediaSk via Envato Elements

La biche (doe). Photo: WildMediaSk via Envato Elements

Une chanson douce

Lyrics, music, free download... let's learn more about the popular song:

The lyrics in French

Other versions

The song performed by Henri Salvador:

The song performed by Céline Dion:

The song performed by Nana Mouskouri:

The song performed by Vox Angeli:

French Nursery Rhymes

My challenge for the year 2023 is to publish 80 French Nursery Rhymes lyrics and descriptions (list below). Come back as time goes by to discover the new articles:

About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of Discovery Courses and books about France.

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