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Comment by Chris Prieto on March 11, 2016 at 9:02am
Where is this tune from?
Comment by Mark Weems on March 11, 2016 at 12:25pm

Collected from Louisiana, but could be from the Caribbean. Original in French.

Comment by Chris Prieto on March 11, 2016 at 12:34pm
That is like the best answer ever haha very cool stuff. I really dig the lyrics. Is it "walking with hand down"?
Comment by Strumelia on March 11, 2016 at 12:49pm

It has a Caribbean flavor to it...both the notes and the rhythm.  But I'm wondering whether that comes from the actual sheet music, or from your interpretation, Mark...any thoughts on that?

Comment by Chris Prieto on March 11, 2016 at 2:50pm

Walking cane in hand now?

I always appreciate the Caribbean twist. The Sanford jig video on the porch comes to mind, love that video.

Comment by Mark Weems on March 11, 2016 at 3:12pm

Walking cane in hand - but that is only an English translation from the French. We should get Paul Draper to sing it in the original!

Strum - I'll check, but I'm pretty sure it is that way in the music. My mother is from the Caribbean, so sometimes this stuff just comes out! 

Comment by Paul Draper on March 11, 2016 at 4:43pm
Mark - can you point me to the original words? Your version sounds great btw.
Comment by Paul Draper on March 11, 2016 at 4:49pm
Comment by Paul Draper on March 11, 2016 at 4:54pm
Never mind, I got it.
Comment by Paul Draper on March 11, 2016 at 4:56pm

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