“Un, Deux, Trois”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: courting love family father mother foreignlanguage
Found in: US(So)


Creole French: "Un, deux, trois, Caroline qui fais comme sa, ma chere?" The singer asks Caroline what is the matter. She reports that mama says yes but papa says no. She is determined to have the young man anyway.


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 120, "Un Deux Trois" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 218-219, "Un, Deux, Trois" (1 text plus translation, 1 tune)
  3. BI, LxA218