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Thread #95631 Message #1958012
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Feb-07 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Subject: RE: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Here's one that shouldn't be affected by that kind of thing.
Emile Benoit was a Newfoundland fiddler and singer, and here he is singing an 18th Century French song, Vive la Rose. He died a few days after the record containing this came out in 1992. Here is more about Emile Benoit, and here are the words of the song, also know as "Mon ami me délaisse" (slightly different from the version Emile sings.) I know that extra stuff won't get archived, but it's good having the context in the meantime.
So herer is Emile singing Vive la Rose - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4uLc2PmB0o - the song is used here as background to some rather charming family photos of a visit to Newfoundland and a family reunion.