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Thread #123908 Message #2733164
Posted By: Azizi
28-Sep-09 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Do-do (Spanish lullaby) 'Little shoes...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do-do (Spanish lullaby) 'Little shoes...'
Thanks for that information. I wondered why this French word/phrase was part of a Spanish song-unless the editors mislabeled it.
It occurred to me that the song was in a book that was titled Songs of the Pyrenees. Being geographically challenged, I decided to google the word "Pyrenees" and I visited its Wikipedia page.
Here's an excerpt from that page:
"The Pyrenees (also spelled Pyrenées... are a range of mountains in southwest Europe that form a natural border between France and Spain.... They separate the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe, and extend for about 430 km (267 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).
For the most part, the main crest forms a massive divider between France and Spain, with the tiny country of Andorra sandwiched in between. Catalonia and the Basque Country have historically extended on both sides of the mountain range, with small northern portions in France and much larger southern parts in Spain".
Having read that, I'm wondering now if this song is both a Spanish and a French song.