Translation:French Nursery Rhymes/The Watch

French Nursery Rhymes  (1881) 
C. B., translated from French by Wikisource
The Watch

THE WATCH.[1]

Watch! Close watch!
It has struck midnight;
Watch! Close watch!
Sleep in your homes.


  1. Guet (s.m.), watch; guetter, to watch, to be on the watch for; le dernier guettait à toute heure les pondes d'un fermier, the latter was at every moment on the watch for a farmer's chickens.