Parlez-vous français? I don’t. I really don’t even like French policy on many things, but this is an Ocarina website, not some boring political site. Your kids won’t care when you play Alouette on the 12 Hole Ocarina, so without further adieu (and the song is probably Canadian origin)….
French colonists ate horned larks, which they considered a game bird. It was an annoying bird that woke everyone. Origins of Alouette are suspected to have been in the fur trading period where this song might have been used as a rowing rhythm. Here are the lyrics to Alouette but you should read the stuff on wikipedia about Alouette for more fascinating info about this song.
French: Alouette, gentille Alouette Alouette, je te plumerai. Je te plum e rai la tête, Je te plum E Rai la tête, O-o-o-oh Rough English translation: Little skylark, lovely little skylark Little lark, I'll pluck your feathers off I’ll pluck the feathers off your head, O-o-o-o-oh And adding: Off your beak Off your neck Off your back Off your wings Off your feet Off your tail