Barres d' la Prison (Les)
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BARRES D' LA PRISON, LES (Prison Bars). Cajun, Country Blues (3/4 time). USA, Louisiana. G Major (Francois): D Major (Greenblatt). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Francois): AABB (Greenblatt). An earlier version of this song, a blues tune from the black community between Eunice and Basile, Louisiana, is attributed to Douglas Bellard, according to Raymond Francois (1990).
Source for notated version: Canray Fontenot (La.) [Francois].
Printed sources: R. Francois (Ye Yaille Chere), 1990; pp. 31-32. Greenblatt (Cajun Fiddle Book), 1985; p. 36.
Recorded sources: Arhoolie Records AR-1070, Canray Fontenot.