[United States, Indiana, Vincennes and Fort Wayne, French Americans, 1938] / collected by Alan Lomax.

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Main contributor
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002
Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons. The original recordings in this collection are held at the Archive of American Folklife in the Library of Congress.
Caney, Josephine.; Maley, Leah Cohen.; Joyce, Doyle.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.
French Americans; Folk songs, French; Children's songs; New Year music; Singing games; E.W.1; N.P.1
Indiana; Vincennes; Fort Wayne
Archives of Traditional Music Field and Broadcast Collections
Archives of Traditional Music
French; English
Physical Description
8 sound discs (64 min.) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in + documentation
Acetate discs, first generation copies of the originals; sound quality good.
Accompanied by notes, song texts in French and references provided by Karen M. Reshkin.
Deposited at the Archives of Traditional Music by Lomax under Option 1.

Language Note

Sung in French and English.

Local Note

12-2041b--2048; 12-155--162 (copies); EC 10" 2026


Performed by Josephine Caney, Leah Cohen Maley and a chorus led by Doyle Joyce.

Statement of Responsibility

collected by Alan Lomax.


Grandmère se plaint -- La bergère -- Aloutte -- Mon Ami -- La chanson du mendiant -- Mon père n'avait fille que moi -- Avant aller à la guerre, il faut boire -- Dans ma main droite -- Au bois mesdames -- Oh! Monsieur La Palisse est mort -- Courrier, courrier, qu'y a-t-il de nouveau? -- La chanson du mariage -- La fille lais non pen -- Le premier jour de Mai -- Bambocheur -- La belle Franc̜oise -- La belle Isabelle -- Kercie -- Au claire de la lune -- Johnny fill up the bowl -- Crêpe song -- Laissez, laissez mon volez -- Woodfire song -- Montreal River song.

Venue/Event Date

Recorded by Lomax on April 11-12, 1938 in Vincennes and on April 15, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Library of Congress.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 1395142; Other: GR00422355; Other: 12-2042; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665918; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665900; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665892; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665884; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665876; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665868; MDPI Barcode: 40000003665850; MDPI Barcode: 40000001897802; OCLC: ocm16219481; Catalog Key: BAA0331BT; Collection Identifier: 54-156-F ATL 18699

Access Restrictions

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