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Thread #167153   Message #4028202
Posted By: Monique
14-Jan-20 - 03:37 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Down on Grandpa's Farm/Mi Chacra
Subject: RE: ADD: Down on Grandpa's Farm/Mi Chacra
There's a Spain version of "Vengan a ver mi chacra" called "Vengan a ver mi granja" -in Spain they don't say "chacra", the word "chacra" is of Quechua origin. The French song J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette is mentioned in one of my books to have "traditional music and lyrics", in another one to be a "student tune".
In "Les plus belles chansons", Hachette, 1995, they say on the "J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette" page that the BBC broadcasted in 1944 a song by Pierre Trémois starting with "Hitler perd Smolensk et bat en retraite / Vous verrez bientôt Hitler perdr' la tête / On n' sait pas jusqu'où ça ira, tralala (bis). Courage, camarades, courage camarade, courage on les aura (bis)" = Hitler is losing Smolensk and is retreating / You'll soon see Hitler losing his head / We don't know how far it'll go, tralala (twice). Courage, friends... courage, we'll get them." I couldn't find it online.