Te m’a quitte chere jolie blonde,
T’on aller avis d’un autre,
Comment tu crois mon j’peu faire,
Mon tout seule à m’a maison?Tu m’a promise ta vieux neg,Avis tourner un jour avenir.
Miller used the phrase "te ma lessa jolie blond" (loosely translated to "you're my little pretty blonde") while the Ramblers chose to shorten the name to simply "jolie blonde". Beethoven Miller would eventually relieve himself from the group with J.B. Fuselier taking over command. Once in control, the group would go one to become one of the 1930s most successful string-band recording groups, laying down songs such as "Chere Tout Tout" and "Ma Chere Bassett".
You left me, dear pretty blonde,
You've gone away, I've noticed, with another,
How do think I'll manage,
All alone in my house?You promised me, your old man,You'll come around in the future.
- South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous By John Broven
- Liner notes. The Cajuns: Songs, Waltzes, and Two-Steps.
- Lyrics by Jerry M
The Cajuns: Songs, Waltzes, and Two-Steps (Smithsonian Folkways, 2004)