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Thread #65507 Message #1627065
Posted By: GUEST,Cajun Angel
14-Dec-05 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Papa Noel & Petit Papa Noel
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Papa Noel (from Brenda Lee)
At first, I thought maybe she was saying "See Joe Rivette on my sweet bête and get me some sugar", bête (pronounced bet) being a Cajun French word we use for a beast of burden, like a donkey or a horse. I supposed that meant that Joe Rivette might have been riding into town for the fais-do-do on a horse, but then when I started really thinking about it, I thought maybe she was describing Joe Rivette as her "sweet pet," a term of endearment not really used in the Cajun culture. Sugar in "get me some sugar" means affections such as kisses or hugs.