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Origins: aline vole (Caribbrean song)

GUEST, 08 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM
Joe Offer 08 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 07 Oct 12 - 08:44 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 07 Oct 12 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: Origins: Aline Pille, Aline Vole
From: GUEST,
Date: 08 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM

One of our library's patrons wants information on this song-- recorded by Kali on his 2002 album Caribbean Blues.

It tells the story of a woman who is forced to marry the son of a wealthy merchant. She takes her wedding dress and runs off, and is found the next morning dead in the arms of her lover.

The patron would like an English translation of the lyrics:

She would also like to know if it's based on a true story.

I've googled it, searched Folk Song Index, checked our own song collection. While I don't know Creole French, I can understand a little of it.

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Subject: ADD: aline vole (Caribbrean song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM

Heres are the lyrics from the URL listed above, Quite a collection of lyrics there. this is an intriguing song. I hope we can find something on it. Can anybody give us a translation?

(L. Gabriel)

Manman Aline mété i l'école
Aline pas lé apprenn' ayen
I mété h apprenn' à coudre
Aline pas lé apprenn' ayen
Case Man Tintin i allé placé i
Yche madame la té caille mayé
~1ine gadé do~van't 4~yè
I volé robe lan mayé a.

Yo chèché robe la toût patout
Yo pa trouvé h pièce côté
Yo enquêté... Yo fé séance
Mé Belzébuth menti ba yo
Quand quelques jous après robe la
Yo volé voile lan mayé.
Mé Man Tintin dit cé pas ça
Ni du plus ou du moins dans ça.

Si Belzébuth menti ba yo
Satan dit yo la vérité
Cé Aime qui volé robe la
Fiancé a cété mari-i
Le lendemain de bon matin
Gendamme frappé la case Aline
Habillée en robe lan mayé
Aune té mô dans bras doudou i.

Aime volé... Aline pillé... Ozé!
Aime volé robe lan mayé... Ozé!
Aline pillé... Aline volé
Aime volé voile Ian mayé.

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Subject: RE: Origins: aline vole (Caribbrean song)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 08:44 PM

Looks like it could be from Haiti.

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Subject: RE: Origins: aline vole (Caribbrean song)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 08:47 PM

Actually it's from Martinique; can anyone find me the tune? I'd like to learn it. Who doesn't like a bit of death and ill-fated love?

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