“Habitant d'Saint-Barbe”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (Fowke/MacMillan)
Keywords: foreignlanguage cumulative nonballad
Found in: Canada(Que,Mar)

Description

Cumulative, call and response song: "L'habitant d'Saint-Barb' s'en va t'a Montreal" after six verses, building to "Le bout d'la queue du chien d'l'enfant d'la femm' d'l'habitant de Saint-Barbe..."

Notes

Progression of verses is very similar to "The Wild Man of Borneo." - SL

References

  1. Fowke/MacMillan 32, "L'Habitant d'Saint-Barbe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FowL32