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MA BLONDE EST PARTIE (My Blonde is Gone). AKA and see "Jole Blonde," "Jolie Blonde," "Jole Blon," "Pretty Blonde of the Bayou." Cajun, Waltz. USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB(Vocal)BB(Vocal)BB(Vocal)BA. The 1929 waxing by the Breaux siblings [1] (in Atlanta, Georgia) is one of the most famous Cajun music recordings. It is said that Cleoma Breaux wrote the song about one of Amédé’s former wives. Recorded as "Ma Blonde est Partie," the song/tune later became better known as "Jolie Blonde." Related songs are Varise Connor's and Preston Manuel's "Jolie Blonde," Iry LeJeune's "Fille d' la Veuve (La)," Elton "Bee" Cormier's "Reine de Mon Coeur (La)," and the Hackberry Ramblers' "Dans Le Grand Bois" (In The Forest).
Amédé Breaux



Additional notes

Cleoma & Joseph Falcon

Source for notated version: - Cleoma, Amédé and Ophy Breaux (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources : - Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 47-48.

Recorded sources: -Columbia 40510-F (78 RPM), Cleoma Breaux with brothers Amédé and Ophy Breaux (1929). Old Timey OT-114, Amede, Ophy & Cleoma Breaux (reissue).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear the Breaux's 1929 recording on youtube [3] and at the Internet Archive [4]



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