It was my friend Brigitte who first told me about “P’tit Quinquin” many years ago.
We were coming back from a walk. After doing a tour of Lille citadel, we passed by Quai du Wault and walked through Foch Dutilleul Square, and at the end of the square, where it joins Nationale Street, there was this marvellous statue of a mother with her baby. That’s when Brigitte told me about this lullaby and the story behind it.
It was an interesting story which I listened to with enthusiasm but which I then promptly forgot. 😉