“Le Bal Chez Boule (Boule's Ball)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1865
Keywords: work dancing courting foreignlanguage
Found in: Canada(Que)

Description

French: Jose wishes to go to Boule's Ball; his mother makes him stay until his chores are done. At last he finishes and hurries off to the dance -- only to fall down and be thrown out. His Lisette proceeds to dance with another swain

Notes

Fowke reports (at about fourth hand) that this is a true story about one Jose Blais. "He went to a ball without being invited, had the misfortune to trip the daughter of the house, and was thrown out bodily by her father." - RBW

References

  1. Fowke/Johnston, pp. 108-109, "Le Bal Chez Boule (Boule's Ball)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FJ108