Hey, bassette, il y a pas longtemps, ouais,Tu m'as laissé, 'tit fille, pour t'en aller,Pour t'en aller, ouais, avec un autre,Avec un autre, ‘tit fille, j'mérite pas ça, vilains
manière.Hey, bassette, observes-toi bien, ouais,Tous les malfaits, ‘tit fille, ça tu m’as fait il y a pas longtemps,Tu m'as quitté pour roulailler, ouais,Pour t'en aller, ‘tit fille, j'mérite pas ça.
|Opelousas Daily World|
May 20, 1949
The location for this recording is unknown however, it's quite possible given the sounds on the recording, it was held across the street from the Silver Star Club in Sulphur; the same place Hackberry Ramblers recorded for DeLuxe. During the session, he recorded a waltz he entitled "Chérie Bassette", misspelled as "Cherie Ba Sate". (#6039); not to be confused with the more well known recording by J.B. Fuselier. His band comprised of probably Eddie Caldwell, Abe Manuel on fiddle, Dusty Rhodes on steel guitar, and Crawford Vincent on drums.
Hey, short girl, over there, not long ago, yeah,
You left me, hey, little girl, you went away,
You went away, yeah, with another,
With another, little girl, I didn't deserve that, your naughty ways.Hey, short girl, take a good look at yourself, yeahAll the terrible things, little girl, that you did to me, over there, not long ago,You left me to go run around, yeah,You went away, little girl, I didn't deserve that.
- Cajun Dancehall Heyday by Ron Yule
- Lyrics by Jordy A and Herman M
- NOTE: Possibly "Cherie Ba Sate" and "Creole Hop" are in reverse on 78 pressing.
D 947 Creole Hop 6039-B DeLuxe