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Thread #112692 Message #3178453
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Jun-11 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Angelique-O / Angelico
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angelique-O / Angelico
".... the 1920s song "Angelique Oh !" composed by [Robert] Morse's grandfather, the famous troubadour Auguste de Pradines, known as Candio. The song describes a domestic squabble between Angelique and her lover but also served as a call for U.S. troups to leave Haiti, which they occupied from 1915 to 1934."
"The chorus was 'Angelique O ! Go home to your mother's house," explained Gage Averill of the music department at the University of Toronto. "It was interpreted by the popular class as, 'Yankee, go home,'"
Gary Marx, Chicago Tribune.
Lyrics of Love and Haiti. How did a guy who grew up in Connecticut and went to Princeton University become one of this Caribbean nation's leading singers of political protest?