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Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
07-Jul-11 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon? (Acadian)
Subject: Tune Add: OÙ VAS-TU, MON PETIT GARÇON? (Acadian)
I have transcribed the source found by Artful. It sounds to me very much like a recent "pop version", meant to attract young guitar-strummers (like the boy scout pictured on the front cover) or imaginary ones playing the CD.

(Here is a Maude Robichaud-Lévesque singing a similar rhythm a capella, nevertheless somwhat pop-like.)

The part of the questioner is named "Woman:" in the book - who is she, if not a false knicht? A witch, a whore, a female drug dealer, the Angel of Death (La Mort), or Henriette Major?

X:1
T:Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon?
C:trad.
O:Acadie
S:"Le tour du monde en chansons: Québec, Canada, États-Unis, Mexique, Antilles" by Henriette Major, Patrice Dubuc (2007)
M:C
L:1/8
Q:160
K:G
B c|d2 e2 d B2 c-|c4 z2 B A|G2A2BG2A-|A4z2B c|\
d4-d Bd2|e4dc3|d4z4|z6B c|d2 e2 d B2 c-|c4 z2 B A|\
G2A2BG2A-|A4z2B d|d4z2G A|B3A-A2G G-|G4z2|]

(This ABC code can be entered at folkinfo.org/songs/abcconvert.php to obtain black dots or MIDI files.)