“Blanche Comme la Niege (White as Snow)”


French. A lady is taken home by a captain. They eat before making love, but she falls dead during the meal. She is buried in her father's garden. When her father comes, she calls him to open her tomb: She has pretended to be dead to save her honor.


In Peacock's version there is only one lady rather than three. In some versions one lady, white as snow and beautiful as day, falls asleep on a bed of roses and three captains come courting. - BS


  • Anita Best, "Blanche Comme la Neige" (on NFABest01)


  1. Peacock, pp. 174-178, "Blanche Comme la Niege" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
  2. BI, Pea174


Alternate titles: “La Belle Qui Fait la Morte Pour Son Honneur Garder”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)