Bambocheur, Un (A Vagabond Love)
DESCRIPTION: French. Daughterloves a bambocheur (wanderer). The mother says that she will instead marry a rich man on the morrow. The girl walks along the shore, bemoaning her slavery ("esclavage"), saying she will never stop loving "ce bambocheur"
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Berry-FolkSongsOfOldVincennes)
LONG DESCRIPTION: French. Daughter asks her mother if she knows "the lad I love so well", who is a bambocheur, or wanderer. The mother replies that the daughter will not wed him, but instead will marry another on the morrow, one with great wealth. The girl walks along the shore, weeping and bemoaning her slavery ("esclavage"), saying she will never stop loving "ce bambocheur"
KEYWORDS: grief courting love family lover mother money
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Berry-FolkSongsOfOldVincennes, p. 39, "Un Bambocheur (A Vagabond Love)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
NOTES [23 words]: Berry-FolkSongsOfOldVincennes states that, despite the commonness of the theme, "no close variant" is found in either Canada or France. - PJS
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