Oh oh catin, ton papa et ta maman t'a toujours dit:
t'es pas capable d'aller ta chercher
j'ai dis quoi faire, même moi si je connais pas
Hey ah ah !
Oh toi tous les soirs, t'es là après chère, ma guetterÀ ta fenêtre me dire quoi faire t'es après faireTout ça, juste rapporte que ton papa.Oh fait pas ça!Oh rappelle toi toutes ces parolesToutes ces paroles que tu m'as dit avant d'partirTu m'as fait des accroires t'allais venirC'est pas la peine que moi je t'espère.(Hey petite fille!)
Based on Amede Ardoin's "La Valse De Amities", several of the phrases are difficult to discern. The term "accroires" is similar to the phrase "fais croire" which means "believe", however, it is seldom used in France.5 Most of the recordings afterward were made at the artists's home south of Lacassine. Shuler recalls:
We would take the tap recorder (after they came out) and set it on the table in the kitchen.
I intended that to be a folk type of music label because that's what I termed Cajun music as: folk music. I decided that I’d have those kind of songs on my folk label. On top of that, if I had them all on Goldband, when I’d go out to the jukebox operators, they could only buy so many copies of one label. So I started this other label, so then I’d have two labels to get on the jukeboxes. That’s how I wound up with all those other labels. And, in later years, I found out that it worked the same way with radio stations. They could only play so many of one company’s records. So, I said, "Well, I’ll give them other labels, and they won’t know they’re mine." So that’s what I did.
(Hey dear!)Oh you, doll,
Your papa and your mom
Always told you
That I am not capable
Of going to get you.
It is just because
You don't know me.
Hey ah ah!Oh, all night long
You are there watching, dear,
At your window, I can tell what you are doing
All that is just because of you papa.(Oh, don't do that!)Oh, remember all those words
All those words that you told me before leaving.
You made me believe that you would come back.
According to some, the fiddle player is Milton Vanicor, however, it's most likely Wilson Granger on fiddle with Alfred Cormier on rhythm guitar. This would be one Iry's last records before his untimely tragic death. The record wasn't pressed until after Iry's death, causing Eddie to quickly rush the production of the recording. It's captured in Eddie's plea to the California Record Mfg. Co. in October of 1955.It's no use that I wait for you.Hey little girl!
|Eddie's letter after Iry's death|
University of North Carolina
- Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 2 By Steve Sullivan
- "Iry Lejeune: Wailin the Blues Cajun Style" by Ron Yule
- Lyrics by 'ericajun' and Raymond Francois
- Goldband Recording Corporation Collection, 1930-1995. #20245. PF-20245/678. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Discussions with Stef Fan-Ni