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Origins: Alouette - various versions

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ALOUETTE
AUPRES DE MA BLONDE
CHEVALIERS DE LA TABLE RONDE
FRERE JACQUES
LE TEMPS DES CERISES


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GUEST,Sheila 17 Aug 07 - 12:14 PM
Bob the Postman 18 Aug 07 - 11:51 AM
Jeri 18 Aug 07 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Sheila 18 Aug 07 - 02:06 PM
Jeri 18 Aug 07 - 02:30 PM
GUEST,Sheila 18 Aug 07 - 08:10 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jan 17 - 11:47 PM
BobL 09 Jan 17 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 09 Jan 17 - 01:18 PM
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Subject: alouette - another one
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 12:14 PM

I have been listening to Rick Fielding singing "Alouette" on the "Lifeline" cd, and it is entirely different from the old familiar song I've known. Can anyone give me information about it and the lyrics (they're in French? Thank you. Sheila


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Subject: RE: alouette - another one
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 11:51 AM

Is the tune Rick sings the same as the midi you hear when you click this link for la bastringue?


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Subject: RE: alouette - another one
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 12:16 PM

The lyrics are in the booklet that came with the CD.
The notes also say that the tune is 'La Bastringue', but it's not any version of the tune I've ever heard. Rick said the re-working of the song was a version from the group 'Garalou'.


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Subject: RE: alouette - another one
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 02:06 PM

Hi Bob, the melody is not La Bastringue, but thanks for the link. Jeri, what is "Garalou"?


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Subject: RE: alouette - another one
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 02:30 PM

Me: "from the group 'Garalou'" -- they were a group, a band.

And my mistake: La Bastringue is the tune he plays AFTER Alouette.


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Subject: RE: alouette - another one
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 18 Aug 07 - 08:10 PM

In other words, same text, different melody? Is this the tune sung in French Canada? Thanks. It's very catchy.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Alouette - various versions
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 11:47 PM

Here's the Traditional Ballad Index entry for the song:

Alouette! (I)

DESCRIPTION: French: "Alouette, gentille Alouette, Alouette, je t'y plumerai." Cumulative: "Je t'y plumerai la tet, le bec, le nez, les yeux, le cou, les ail's, le dos, les patt's, la queue," meaning, "Skylark, I will pluck your head, beak, nose, eyes, neck, etc."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (McGill College songbook)
KEYWORDS: cumulative bird foreignlanguage worksong
FOUND IN: Canada(Que) France US(MW)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 118-119, "Alouette!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 39, "Alouette" (1 text, 1 tune)
BerryVin, p. 68, "Alouette (Little Lark)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
Fireside, p. 124, "Alouette" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 389, "Alouette" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, p. 95, "Alouette"
ADDITIONAL: Edith Fowke and Richard Johnston, _Folk Songs of Quebec (Chansons de Quebec)_, Waterloo Music Company, 1957, pp. 60-61, "Alouette!" (1 text, 1 tune)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Red Herring" (theme)
cf. "Alouette (Lark) (II)" (theme and structure)
SAME TUNE:
Suffocation (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 125)
NOTES: The McGill sonbook printing gives the title as "Alouetté." - RBW
Fuld reports a claim that this was a work song used while plucking birds. I'll believe it when I see evidence.
BerryVin's editors also identify this as "a work-song which used to be sung while women plucked fowls." I'll buy it, if for no other reason than the second source. Unless, of course, Fuld got the idea from them.- PJS
Last updated in version 4.0
File: FJ118

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The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


,,,and here are the Digital Tradition lyrics. Are they correct?
ALOUETTE

Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai.
Je te plumerai la tete,
Je te plumerai la tete,
Et la tete, et la tete, OH!
Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai.

Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai.
Je te plumerai le bec,
Je te plumerai le bec,
Et le bec, et le bec,
Et la tete, et la tete, OH!
Alouette, gentile Alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai.

Repeat, using:
Le nez; Le dos; Les jambes;
Les pieds; Les pattes; Le cou.

@French @bird @animal @camp
filename[ ALOETT
TUNE FILE: ALOETTE
CLICK TO PLAY
JY

ALOUETTE There is also a Ukrainian version, in the minor,
probably made by Dave and Andy Spalding of Edmonton, mid '70's:


cho: Alouettski, gentil alouettski
Alouettski, je te plumerai - hoy!


Verse
Je te plumerai la tetski (je te...)
Et la tetski (et la...)
Alouettski (alouettski)
Oh-oh-oh-oh

(similarly:)
la nezekoff
le coupski, etc. JB

Is the familiar tune the one most always used for the song, or are there others? Did Rick Fielding use a completely different melody and lyrics, or what? Wish I could find the Rick Fielding album, but it's lost around here someplace...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Alouette - various versions
From: BobL
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 03:48 AM

While we're into Alouette and its variants, this pub version is addressed by a male soloist to a young lady who has been persuaded to stand on (e.g.) a chair.

Alouette, lovely Alouette,
Alouette, you're the one for me.
How I love your plates of meat (touches the girl's feet)
How I love your plates of meat
Plates of meat
Plates of meat
Ah!

and so on, cumulatively working up through ham & eggs, chips & peas etc. to Barnet Fair.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Alouette - various versions
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 01:18 PM

Bob...the Hash House Harriers (and probably rugby too, though it is not in that thread) convince a lovely lass - sometimes a waitress, sometimes a first-time visitor, to stand on a chair/bench/stage.

Aahlawetta (Version 1)

Tune: "Alouette"

(Female volunteer required)

CHORUS:
Aahlawetta, gentile aahlawetta,
Aahlawetta je te plumerai.

LEADER:
Does she have ze stringy hair?

ALL:
Oui, she has ze stringy hair,

LEADER:
Stringy hair,

ALL:
Stringy hair,

LEADER:
Aahlawett! Aah, Aah, Aah. . .

CHORUS

LEADER:
Does she have ze furrowed brow?

ALL:
Yes she has ze furrowed brow,

LEADER:
Furrowed brow,

ALL:
Furrowed brow,

LEADER:
Stringy hair,

ALL:
Stringy hair,

LEADER:
Aahlawett! Aah, Aah, Aah. . .

CHORUS

MORE--
Wooden eye (Yes I would!). . .
Broken nose. . .
Blow job lips. . .
Cum stained teeth. . .
Double chin. . .
Swinging tits. . .
Beer belly. . .
Bulbous butt. . .
Furry thing. . .
Thunder thighs. . .
Rug burned knees. . .
Pigeon toes. . .
LEADER:
Now isn't she a very nice girl?

ALL:
Yes she is a very nice girl,

LEADER:
With the...
(REPEAT ALL ABOVE)

Sincerely,
Performed at least once a year in the larger kennels.


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