“Belle Recompense, Une (A Beautiful Reward)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage courting warning army fight war cross-dressing death dialog lover soldier
Found in: Canada(Newf)


French. The singer's unfaithful captain says he will marry her but then leaves. She follows him, dresses as a volunteer dragoon and rides a horse like a general. She kills him. The king gives her a gold pin and watch as a reward.

Cross references


  1. Peacock, p. 326, "Une Belle Recompense" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea326