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Notes. I had a great time trying to translate this. Everywhere I looked up "furet" I got "pipe cleaner".
But I really just didn't believe that apipe cleaner would run through the forest, so I kept looking untill I found "ferret".
Anyway, this is a circle game.
You need a length of string, the same length as the circumference of the circle, with each end tied to a small ring.
One child stands in the middle; the rest hold the string.
As the song proceeds they pass the ring around the hands trying to keep it hidden.
At suitable points, perhaps between verses, the child in the middle gets to guess where the ring has got to. If correct another child takes their place.
Le furet du bois joli. The ferret of the pretty woods.
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli

Il est passé par ici,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Le voici encore ici,
le furet du bois, Mesdames

Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli

Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli

Il est entré par ici,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il est passé par ici,
le furet du bois joli

Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli

Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames
Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli

Le voilà maintenant par là,
le furet du bois joli
Il est ressorti par là,
le furet du bois joli

Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois, Mesdames Il court, il court le furet,
le furet du bois joli
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,

It passed by here,
the ferret of the wood, My ladies,
Here still here,
the ferret of the wood, My ladies,

It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,

It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,

It entered by here,
the ferret of the wood, my ladies,
It passed by here,
the ferret of the pretty wood,

It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,

It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,

Here it is now by there,
the ferret of the pretty wood,
It's come back out by there,
the ferret of the pretty wood,

It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the woods my ladies,
It runs it runs, the ferret
the ferret of the pretty woods,