“General Florido”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Keywords: foreignlanguage prisoner escape
Found in: US

Description

French: "Oh General Florido! C'est vrai ye pas capab' pren moin!" "Oh, General Florido, It is true, you can't capture me." "There is a ship on the ocean, It is true, you can't capture me."

Notes

Curiously, for a song of (what Courlander reports to be) an escaping Spanish prisoner/slave, the song is in French.

I have not been able to locate a historical "General Florido"; I suspect it may simply be derived from the name "Florida." - RBW

References

  1. Courlander-NFM, pp. 169-170, (no title) (1 text plus translation, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CNFM169