Picard's little song

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  1. Admiral Archer

    Admiral Archer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Here's an oddity: sometimes in times of extreme duress, Picard sings a little song. It seems to be a family song, since Robert also knows it, so I'm guessing it is French in origin. It goes rather like this: Ba dada da dee da, bee ba bo ba bo ba bum. Does anyone know where this originated, or what the actual song is? Is it a French folk song, or just something the producers made up? I've counted it in three episodes so far: "Family", "Final Mission", and "Chain of Command, Part II".
     
  2. danellis

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    You're not thinking of Frere Jacques that he teaches the children in "Disaster"?

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  3. Tosk

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    In Family and Final Mission, it's a children's song called Auprès de ma blonde.
    In Chain of Command, it's Sur le pont d'Avignon, on y danse, on y danse.
     
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    Wow, I didn't know it was two songs! How did you find out what they were? And of course, thanks so much for clearing this up! :)
     
  5. Tosk

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    I checked Chrissie's Transcripts Site for the lyrics he sang, and then Googled those. :)
     
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  6. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    These are very well-known French tunes. I first learned them in my Grade 4 French class.
     
  7. TauCygna

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    Too bad I just saw the topic, I could have told you in a second ;)
     
  8. Nakita Akita

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    We used to sing them in French class.
    I even remember some of the words.