Translation:French Nursery Rhymes/The Song of the Grey Hen

French Nursery Rhymes  (1881) 
C. B., translated from French by Wikisource
The Song of the Grey Hen

THE SONG OF THE GREY HEN.

There once was a little grey hen
Who went to lay in the church,
 She laid a little egg[1]
Which the child ate quite hot.

There once was a little white hen
Who went to lay in the barn,
 She laid a little egg
For the child who was sleeping.

There once was a little yellow hen
Who went to lay under the prison,[2]
 She laid a little egg
Which the child ate quite hot.


  1. Coco (Coquille, shell), egg.
  2. Geôle (s.f.), gaol, prison, gailor's lodge.