“Courte Paille, La”


Canadian French: A sailing crew has been seven years at sea, and is starving. They draw straws to decide which one of them they will kill and eat. The Captain is chosen, but asks a cabin boy to take his place. At the last moment, the boy spies land

Cross references


  1. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 41-43, "La courte paille" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FMB041


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937
Found in: Canada(Que)