Dans la prison, chérie, assis sur mon lit,Comment, donc, je vas faire, chérie, sans ma ‘tite fille?Sans ma ‘tite fille, chérie, avec les yeux bleus,Comment, donc, je vas faire, chérie, depuis tu m’aime p’us?Depuis tu m’aime p’us, chérie, je vas m’en aller,Je vas m’en aller, chérie, dans le paradis.
|Crowley Daily Signal|
Dec 30, 1940
The 1938 session that produced "La Valse De La Prison" (#2066) would be the band's last Cajun recording stint before the war. Floyd and Danny Shreve backed Luderin up on guitar, with Floyd belting out the French vocals. Claude Duhon filled in on bass. In 1939, they disbanded briefly when Luderin quit playing after the death of his father in an oil-field accident. Luderin formed a new group in the 1940s, teaming with Crawford Vincent and Jack Theriot. The new band kept the old name — Hackberry Ramblers. However, the Ramblers broke up again when some musicians were drafted for World War II. Darbone reorganized, bringing back Edwin Duhon and adding Eddie Shuler.2
In prison, dear, sitting on my bed,How, then, will I go on, dear, without my daughter?Without my daughter, dear, with blue yes,How, then, will I go on, dear, since you love me?Since you love me, darling, I'm gonna go,I'm gonna go, dear, to paradise.
- "Hackberry Ramblers Making music since 1933". DON KINGERY. American Press, Friday, September 24, 2004
Gran Prairie: Cajun Music Anthology, Vol. 3: The Historic Victor Bluebird Sessions (Country Music, 1994)
Cajun Louisiane 1928-1939 (Fremeaux, 2003)