La Fille de la Meuničre (La Gigouillette)

traditional contra dance tune popular in Normandy

I 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.

 
Traditional French
Vocal, Guitar, and Harmonica - Tony Provencher
Album: Ma Normandie
 
Lyrics
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.

(English Translation)
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.
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