Merry as a Cricket

or as a Lark, or as a Grig. The French say, “Fou (or Folle) comme le branlegai, ” and more commonly “Gai comme un pinson” (a chaffinch). “Branlegai” is a dance, but the word is not in use now.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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