Je Caresserai La Belle Par Amitie

DESCRIPTION: French. "J'ai fait une belle trois jours (x3), mais c'est pas longtemps." The singer found his love three days ago, and will visit her Monday. If she turns into a trout, nightingale, etc., he will become a fisherman, etc. to pursue her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from Elida Hofpauir)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation magic
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 184-187, "Je Caresserai La Belle Par Amitie" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Twa Magicians" [Child 44] (theme of transformations) and references there
File: LoS184

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