“Belle Cherche Son Amant, La (The Beautiful Woman Seeks Her Lover)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage love reunion separation beauty cards drink supernatural baby lover
Found in: Canada(Newf)


French. A woman takes her baby and goes to find her lover. She asks the mother of angels for help. She is told her husband is nearby, drinking wine and playing cards. He wipes her tears away but says he will not stay. Then he changes his mind.


  1. Peacock, pp. 172-173, "La Belle Cherche Son Amant" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea172