Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Madam Entelle Two Step" - Clopha "Shuk" Richard & Marie Falcon

After Joe Falcon's success with music in the 1930s, one of his nieces, Marie Solange Falcon, (who is featured in the Les Blank film "French Dance Tonight") took up the guitar and with Clopha "Shuk" Richard, formed the L.A. Aces in the 1950s. They had a short career playing dancehalls around the area and recorded two records for George Khoury's label. One of those songs was the "Madame Entelle Two Step" using an old melody which would later become "Les Flammes d'Enfer", "Petite ou la Grosse", "Donnez Moi La", and "Madame Edouard".

Madame Entelle donnez-moi les,

Tout quell qui chose est tout le même prix,                    

Madame Entelle donnez-moi les, 

Tout quell qui chose est tout le même prix. 

Adieu Rosa, yaille, comment ça se fait, chère,

Quoi toi tu m' fais ? 'garde donc quoi tu m'fais. 



Adieu Rosa, yaille, Comment ça se fait, 'tite fille. 

Quoi tu m' fais ? 'garde donc toi t'après m'faire. 

Madame Entelle donnez-moi les, 

Tout quell qui chose est tout le même prix,

Madame Entelle donnez-moi les,

Tout quell qui chose est tout le même prix. 

Hey, mais moi j'aime ça, chère, 
Viens me voir mais m'en aller. 
Plus personne mais pour m'aimer,
Plus personne m'appeler le sien.
Madame Entelle donnez-moi les,
Petite ou grosse c'est tout le même prix.


Eddie Richard, Jay Dartez,
Shuk Richard on accordion,
Marie Solange Falcon on guitar,

Jack Brock (MC)
The song has a raucous, accordion driven sound, similar to much of the sound Khoury had on other recordings he produced.  Even Marie's voice comes across as a series of yells rather than sung.  Marie's song is the post-war version of the old Creole song called "Adieu Rosa" that Joe Falcon used to create his "Arcadian One Step". The song has a alternate take on the song "Madame Sostene" in which a lover is asking for one of the mother's daughers.  In this case, either daughter, the big one or the small one, will do.


Mrs. Entelle, give one to me,

Any of them are the same to me,

Mrs. Entelle, give one to me,

Any of them are the same to me,

Farewell Rosa, yaille, how come you do this, dear?

What are you doing?  Look at what you've done.



Farewell Rosa, yaille, how come you do this, little girl?

Do you know what you've done? Look at what you've done.

Mrs. Entelle, give one to me,

Any of them are the same to me,

Mrs. Entelle, give one to me,

Any of them are the same to me,

Hey, I love ya, dear,
Come see me, because I have to leave,
I have no one to love me,
No one calls me their own,
Mrs. Entelle, give one to me,
The big one or the small one, it's all the same.







  1. Discussions with Neal P
  2. Lyrics by Jerry M and Marc C
Find:
Cajun Music - The Early 50s (Arhoolie, 1969)
Cajun Honky Tonk: Khoury Recordings (Arhoolie, 1995)

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