Dans les prisons de Nantes (Within the Prisons of Nantes)
DESCRIPTION: French. A man is prisoner in Nantes. The jailer's daughter cries because he is to die next day. She unties him so he escapes. She is pregnant. On another shore he drinks and boasts of his escape.
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage seduction warning escape rake prisoner
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Peacock, pp. 183-184, "Dans les Prisons de Nantes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 170, "Dans La Prison de Nantes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jean Ozon, "Dans les Prisons de Nantes" (on PeacockCDROM)
Dans la Prison de Londres
NOTES [75 words]: In Peacock's version the prisoner is on London Bridge; the escaped prisoner promises that, if he ever is in France he will have a dress made for her with gold buttons and they will embrace. In another version, all the girls of Nantes are taken prisoner.
The CD After the Tempest by Figgy Duff includes a different London version than Peacock's called, more reasonably, Dans la Prison de Londres: "Dans la prison de Londres Un prisonnier il y a" - BS
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