Jolies Joues Roses

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JOLIES JOUES ROSES (Pretty Rosy Cheeks). AKA - "Chere Joues Roses." Cajun, Waltz. USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA(Vocal)AAAABA(Vocal)A. A related song is Dewey Balfa's "Cheres Joues Roses." The song was recorded by Austin Pitre in the 1970's, though Raymond Francois (1990) believes the tune is older.

Source for notated version: Austin Pitre (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 183-184.

Recorded sources: Swallow Records SW-LP6041, Austin Pitre. Swallow Records CD, "The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music."




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