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Genie Origin: Little Shoemaker (French/English/Italian) (92* d) RE: Origin: Little Shoemaker (French/English/Italian) 18 Jan 13

I'll take your word for it, Monique. The dictionary I have does say it's "allégre," so that's probably not what Clooney is singing.    It does, however, give the word "gré" as a noun meaning "liking." So would "Danser à le gré" mean "to dance to my liking" (or, more idiomatically, "to dance for my pleasure" or "to dance any way I like?"

It would be great to find the sheet music and/or a recording by someone else who uses Clooney's French lyrics to the chorus.

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