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Les Petits Sabots de Bois. The Little Wooden Clogs.
Explanation of mirlitontaine: I asked at Word Reference forums, which is a very useful and friendly forum for help with lots of languages.
Someone there mentioned a simple musical instrument called a "mirliton" which is similar to a kazoo. There is a picture of one here, Traditional mirliton image.
It is a short pipe traditionally of bamboo with a vibrating paper membrane over the end and a hole near the middle.
There is another image here of a more modern one. modern homemade mirliton.
C'était Anne de Bretagne,
Avec ses sabots,
Cétait Anne de Bretagne,
Avec ses sabots,
It was Anne of Brittany,
With her wooden clogs,
It was Anne of Brittany,
With her wooden clogs,
Revenant de ses domaines,
En sabots mirlitontaine
Ah! Ah! Ah!,
Vivent les sabots de bois!
Coming back from her lands,
In clogs mirlitontaine,
Ah! Ah! Ah!,
Long live wooden clogs!
Revenant de ses domaines,
Avec ses sabots,
Revenant de ses domaines,
Avec ses sabots,
Coming back from her lands,
with her clogs,
Coming back from her lands,
with her clogs,
Entourée de châtelaines,
En sabots mirlitontaine
Ah! Ah! Ah!,
Vivent les sabots de bois!
Surrounded by Ladies (of the manor)
In clogs mirlitontaine,
Ah! Ah! Ah!,
Long live wooden clogs!