Tribulations d'un Roi Malheureux, Les (Misfortunes of an Unlucky "King")

DESCRIPTION: Canadian French. "Estil rien sur la terre De plus interestant." "Now where in all the country Could e'er be found again A tale as sad as this one Of McDougall and his men?" McDougall comes to Metis country thinking to claim free land, but has to pay
AUTHOR: Words; Pierre Falcon (source: MacLeod)
EARLIEST DATE: 1869 (according to MacLeod)
KEYWORDS: Canada money humorous foreignlanguage
1869 - As part of the organization of the Dominion of Canada, the western regions of the new nation were surveyed. William MacDougall was appointed governor of the territory in which the Metis lived. The Metis regarded him as an interloper coming to take their lands; the result was Louis Riel's first rebellion
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MacLeod, #5, pp. 31-40, "Misfortunes of an Unlucky 'King'" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)
cf. "Riel's Song" (subject of the Metis rebellion) and references there
cf. "Chanson des Metis (Song of the Metis, or McDougall at the Border)" (subject of McDougall's attempt to govern the Metis)
cf. "The Wandering Jew" (tune, according to MacLeod)
File: Macl05

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