“Le Beau Grenadier (The Handsome Grenadier)”


French. A girl has won a sailor's/grenadier's heart. He takes her to his room and gives her a gold ring. Her other lover listens at the door. The jilted lover considers killing the girl but kills her new lover instead.


In Peacock's version the ballad stops short of having anyone murdered. Genevilliers is about five miles northeast of Paris - BS


  1. Peacock, p. 539, "La Jolie Fille et Ses Deux Amants" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea539


Author: unknown
Found in: Canada(Newf)