“Entre Paris et Saint Dennie (Between Paris and Saint Dennie)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Creighton-Maritime)
Keywords: foreignlanguage grief war death music husband brother royalty
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

French. The king's son asks a shepherdess to sing. She would sing if not for her sorrow at losing her brother and husband in the war. He asks which she regrets more. She says she will find another husband but will never have a brother.

Notes

The shepherdess's answer is reminiscent of Lady Margaret's plea in Child 7: "True lovers I can get many a ane, But a father I can never get mair." - BS

References

  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 155, "Entre Paris et Saint Dennie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CrMa155