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GUEST,AKBlues Origins: Song about a gigolo in French (22) Origins: Song about a gigolo in French 15 Apr 15

Hi, I'm new to Mudcats. I've had a recording for about ten years of a folk song in French about a "gigolo." I'd guess the original is more than fifty years old, maybe substantially older. My French isn't good enough to understand all the lyrics, which are garbled. It may have Cajun or Zydeco roots, but the accent makes me think it might be French Canadian.

I've never been able to figure out the name of the song or artist. It has nothing to do with American Gigolo, Just a Gigolo or any of the other search engine hits. Siri doesn't recognize it. I didn't find anything searching Mudcats. It's a great song and I wish I could find out who the artist is so I can look for more of his music. Maybe one of you can help.

Here are the lyrics I could figure out:

"j'ai de _______ d'argent je faisais la grosse vie avec une gange de femmes tout autour de mon lit"

("I have _______ of money I lived big with a gang of women all around my bed")

Several more lines...

" trouvais ca plaisant"

("...I found that pleasant")

Several more lines and instrumental section...

"...c'est tout, c'est finis, la vie gigolo, j'ai connu certain avec tout mes defauts" [?])

("that's all, it's finished, my gigolo life, I found out for sure with all my faults" [?])

The recording is 3 minutes 24 seconds and the song is a few seconds shorter.

If anyone can help, I'd be grateful.

Thank you,


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