Pistache à trois nanan (La)

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PISTACHE À TROIS NANAN, LA (The Three-Nut Peanut). AKA - La Pistache à tante Nana" (Aunt Nana's peanut). Cajun, Waltz. USA, southwestern Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Raymond Francois explains that the peanut, indigenous to the American south, was new to the French colonists displaced from Nova Scotia (in 1764) who called it after the closest relative known to them, the pistachio nut. The song tells of a farmer's joy in finding his crop has produced three nuts instead of two in the same husk. The terms 'Aunt' and 'Uncle' in Cajun Louisiana are sometimes refer close acquaintances, not necessarily blood relatives. It is possible the song, particularly in its original "...Tante Nana" form (before Sidney Brown altered the lyrics) contained sexual innuendo.

Source for notated version: Sidney Brown, Raymond Francois (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chere), 1990; pp. 254-255.

Recorded sources: Goldband Records GB-1061, Sidney Brown.

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