Ma Brune (My Dark-Haired One)
DESCRIPTION: French. Singer tells of his love for the dark-haired girl. He tells her that if she ever doubts his love, "Ask the echoes ... Ask brooks and rivers and the rocks". He asks the birds to join him in singing of his great love.
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (BerryVin)
KEYWORDS: love nonballad bird
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BerryVin, p. 40, "Ma Brune (My Dark-Haired One)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
NOTES: If my lover spent his time singing to brooks, rocks and birds, I'd probably be off with a sailor at the first oppostunity. - PJS
On the other hand, it probably pays better than singing for actual people at folk clubs. - RBW
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