C'est l'Halloween, c'est l'halloween, HEY!
October 31, 2018 8:30 AM   Subscribe

I don't think I ever learned past the first verse, but it's really wedged in there!
posted by lumensimus at 8:53 AM on October 31, 2018

Weird! I don't think I've thought about this song since elementary school, but I found myself humming it just yesterday. It's nice to read about its origins after all this time.
posted by Alex404 at 9:06 AM on October 31, 2018

Oh this song... We sang it for the school when I was in grade 4 or 5. I can't think of too many French Halloween songs other than this one. Which is interesting because Halloween is so much fun to say in French.
posted by Ashwagandha at 9:34 AM on October 31, 2018

posted by Segundus at 10:11 AM on October 31, 2018 [2 favorites]

I learned this song in kindergarten (apparently, just a few years after it came out!), and now my kids are singing it with their class. We were just singing it together yesterday, mumbling half-remembered verses, getting emphatic at the chorus, and shouting out "HEY!" It makes me feel vraiment Canadienne and I love that it's become such a classic.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:15 AM on October 31, 2018 [2 favorites]

I'm from Quebec (educated in French) and never heard of this song before.
posted by bluefrog at 10:50 AM on October 31, 2018 [1 favorite]

I had forgotten that I ever knew this song until I saw this post and it all came back in a rush!
posted by chatongriffes at 12:17 PM on October 31, 2018 [1 favorite]

Never heard this before and it is my new favorite Halloween song. Adorable!
posted by acidnova at 5:23 PM on October 31, 2018

Both my kids are in French immersion. They sang this song the whole time they were trick or treating tonight.
posted by fimbulvetr at 7:09 PM on October 31, 2018

Oh, I love this song! I first heard it in middle and high school French classes. I played it recently for my English-only children and translated as it went along and they loved it enough to ask for it a few times since. I'll have to pick up a copy of Maxwell's album to leave on in the car.
posted by SeedStitch at 6:50 AM on November 1, 2018

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