“Michie Preval”


Creole French: "Michie Preval li donne youn bai..." Preval hosts a ball, charging three dollars for admission. The festivities reach the stable, where the horses are "astonished." The prison warden likes it so much that he is tempted to stage his own ball


Lomax and Courlander accent the name of the title character differently, but the plot is the same in both versions of the song. - RBW


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 213-214, "Michie Preval" (1 text plus translation, 1 tune)
  2. Courlander-NFM, pp. 166-167, (no title) (1 text plus literal translation, 1 tune)
  3. BI, CNFM166


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Found in: West Indies