Language – French
Translation – I have good Tobacco
That’s a strange title for a children’s song! Oh well, I guess kids have always smoked…but hey, what a rockin’ version by French-Canadian singer and actor Madeleine Chartrand! The video is pretty cool too, coming from the film “Où Êtes-vous Donc?” (Where Are You Then?) – you can read about that here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284376/.
Madeleine Chartrand seems to have had a penchant for reworking kids / folk tunes in a gloriously psychedelic way. A video of ‘Ani Kuni’, the song of hers you may be more familiar with, is below (many thanks to @musicography who kindly introduced me to this track). There is an interesting blog that has a translation of this beautiful Native American song here: http://hiptran.typepad.com/blog/2009/05/ani-kuni-everywhere.html