Mudcat Café message #2948174 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #220   Message #2948174
Posted By: Dead Horse
20-Jul-10 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Jole Blon / Jolie Blonde / Jolie Blon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jolie Blon
To my mind Jolie Blon (Blonde. Blond et al) comes a long long way behind Kaplan Waltz, Lovebridge Waltz or most other Cajun waltzes.
I just dont get why this tune is so popular.
Only version that I can remember in my head is the Nathan Abshire one.
A lot of versions are so way off from the original that it is only by the constant repetition of the phrase "Jolie Blon" that I can even guess at the title - its not that I dont like the tune, just that it doesnt pass the "old grey whistle test", whereas I can spot Waltz de Kaplan from 3 miles away.......:-)