Vieux Soulard et sa Femme (Le)

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VIEUX SOULARD ET SA FEMME, LE (The Old Drunkard and His Wife). AKA - "My Good Old Man." Cajun. USA, La. From Cajun accordion player Joseph Falcon and his wife Cleoma Breaux, recorded in New York on August 27, 1928. The song is a version of a wide-spread folk song that is called "My Good Old Man" (among other titles). It relates the dialog between a married couple; the wife asks questions and the man replies (usually rudely).

Cleoma Breux and Joseph Falcon

You-c-que t'es parti?
Dis mon bon vieux mari,
Et you que t'es parti
Toi qui vieux fair ma mort?
Et you que t'es parti
Dis mon bon vieux mari
Qu'il est l'meilleur buveur du pays?

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Recorded sources: Columbia 14301D (78 RPM), Cleoma Breaux (1928). and Joseph Falcon Smithsonian/Folkways SFW 40090, Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon - "Anthology of American Folk Music" (1997).




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