Bonne Digestion

My friend Steve came to visit last weekend. He’s been living in the Congo for years and speaks French really well. Me… comme ci, comme ça. So when, after Sunday’s lunch, he broke into song, I wasn’t sure I’d heard properly, for as best I could tell it went:

I have eaten well / I have drunk well / I have well stretched stomach skin / Thank you, little Jesus

He said it’s a song kids sing after a meal, a kind of melodic after-grace.

Later I looked it up and encountered this version, courtesy of France’s National Audiovisual Institute. It is something.