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Thread #39187   Message #555188
Posted By: Mr Red
20-Sep-01 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Les Chansons de la France
Subject: RE: Les Chansons de la France
I once sang "A la Rochelle" to a french folklorist
she recognised the tune but couldn't make out the words
What is the nearest equivalent French accent to Black Country? (Not Birmingham to those unfamiliar with UK parochialisms)
Still, she thought the tune was really a dance tune from the Massif Central so for my impertinence I had to sing it for kiddies to dance to in the afternoon.
And she still couldn't make out the words, (owr kid).
Good job too, if the kiddies had followed the raunchy words to the shanty I would have been in trouble.
what is a pucelage by the way?