Tendemain des Noces, Le (The Song of Marriage)

DESCRIPTION: French. Girl looks ahead to the joy of marriage. After the wedding, she's disillusioned; she will wear the cloak of joyfulness, but the "girdle of sufferance (le cordon de souffriance)". Her mother asks who forced her into marriage. The girl still laments
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (BerryVin)
LONG DESCRIPTION: French. Young girl, walking by the sea, thinks of the pleasures of the marriage bond. After the wedding, she's disillusioned; she will wear the cloak of joyfulness, but the "girdle of sufferance (le cordon de souffriance)". Her mother asks who forced her into marriage, pointing out that she'd been warned. The girl laments leaving her family, saying she will be miserable for the rest of her life.
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage grief homesickness marriage wedding clothes family mother wife
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Que)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BerryVin, p. 50, "Le lendemain des noces (The Song of Marriage)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Single Girl, Married Girl" (theme)
cf. "I Wish I Were Singe Again (II - Female)",(theme)
cf. "Do You Love an Apple?" (theme)
cf. "When I Was Young (II)" (theme)
File: BerV050

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