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JOL(I)E BLONDE (Pretty Blonde). AKA and see "Ma Blonde est Partie," "Jole Blon." Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)B(Vocal)B(Vocal)A. The quintessential Cajun song, sometimes known as the "Cajun National Anthem." "Fille d' la Veuve (La)" (as sung by Shirley Bergeron) may be an older version of "Jolie Blonde," states Raymond Francois (1990). Related songs include Amede Breaux's "Ma Blonde est Parti," Elton "Bee" Cormier's "Reine de mon coeur" and Iry LeJeune's "Fille d' la Veuve (La)."

Source for notated version: Varise Connor, Preston Manuel & Raymond Francois (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 177-179.

Recorded sources: Bluebird 2003 (78 RPM), Hackberry Ramblers, 1936.

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