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Just a few comments about the translation of the song:

Sur le pont d'Avignon

On y danse, on y danse

Sur le pont d'Avignon

On y danse tous en rond

On the bridge of Avignon

There one dances, there one dances

On the bridge of Avignon

There one dances in a ring

"on" in French can refer to the general "one" of English; as a synonym for "nous", "we" in English; or as an equivalent to the English vague plural pronouns 'They' or 'People'. The latter is the case here: "People dance there, people dance there(...) People dance there in a ring"

Les belles dames font comm' ça

Et puis encore comm' ça.

The beautiful ladies go this way

Then again go that way

"Font" is a conjugation of the French verb "faire", in English: "to do". This part of the song is usually accompanied by a gesture which relates to the characters mentioned, and is performed at the same time as the line in question. A more accurate translation is "the beautiful ladies do this: (performer cursteys) and then again they do this: (performer cursteys)".

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