J'ai Tant d'Enfants a Marier (I Have So Many Maids to Wed)

DESCRIPTION: French. Dance. Singer says he has so many young women to marry, he doesn't know how to manage. He implores one woman to dance, and gives instructions on how to do it. In the dance, a gentleman in the center of the circle chooses one woman to embrace/kiss
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (BerryVin)
KEYWORDS: courting dancing dancetune nonballad foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Que), France
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BerryVin, p. 44, "J'ai tant d'enfants a marier (I Have So Many Maids to Wed)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
NOTES [52 words]: The lack of equivalency between the French texts and the English translations in "Folk Songs of Vincennes" is particularly acute in this example. - PJS
[For example, in Paul's original description, which I had to shorten, the French version has the man choose a woman to embrace; in the English, he kisses her. - RBW]
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File: BerV044

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