|La Fille de la Meuničre (La Gigouillette)
traditional contra dance tune popular in Normandy
learned this song from my mother, but, as usual, I was only half
listening, so I only learned half the song. Some versions contain
many verses that tell the story of a young girl who has lost something
more than just a garter.
Vocal, Guitar, and Harmonica - Tony Provencher
Album: Ma Normandie
|C'est la fille de la meuničre qui dansait avec les gars,
Qui a perdu sa jarretičre, sa jarretičre qui n'tenait pas,
Qui n'tenait, qui n'tenait, qui n'tenait gučre,
Qui n'tenait, qui n'tenait, qui n'tenait pas.
It's the miller-woman's daughter who danced with the boys,
Who lost her garter, her garter which didn't hold,
Which didn't, which didn't, which barely held,
Which didn't, which didn't, which didn't hold.