Danse de Mardi Gras, Le

DESCRIPTION: "Captain, captain, wave your flag, Let's get on the road." "The Mardy Gras riders get together once a year, To ask for charity." The singer describes Mardy Gras in Mamou. The riders politely ask for hens, lard, etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1960 (recording, Savy Bee Deshotels)
KEYWORDS: party food travel
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 349-350, "La Danse de Mardi Gras" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 276-281, "Le Danse de Mardi Gras/La Chanson de Mardi Gras" (2 texts, 1 tune)

File: CAFS1349

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