Hé, tite fille, tu connais, mais, hier au soir,
Tout partout où mo(i) j'ai été pour, t’étais pas là,Hé, 'tit cœur, tu connais j'ai pris ça dur,Pris ça, mais, assez dur que moi j'alle à la maison.Hé, petite, quand même tu veux, mais, t'en revenir,'Garde à toi, mais, j'veux plus te voir à la maison mais-avec moi,Oh, 'tit cœur, tu connais c'est toi la cause,Si moi et toi on est si loin de toi, mais, malheureuse.
|KLFY Lafayette, LA|
Theo Dugas, Cleveland Mire, Bill Corcoran
Roy Morgan, David Roger, Willie Porter
The song is based loosely on Joe Falcon's "Au Revoir Cherie". However, it would be Iry Lejeune's "Evangeline Special" which really made the melody shine. According to family, Cleveland loved his Hudson automobile, however, he always complained about how it broke down. When the vehicle died upon arriving at the studio, out of frustration, Cleveland cleverly renamed the tune "Hudson Breakdown" (#1033).
Hey, little girl, you know, well, last night,
Wherever I was, you weren't there,Hey, little sweetheart, you know I took it hard,Took that, well, hard enough that I'm sitting at home.Hey, little one, anyway you want, well, you can come back,Look at you, well, I don't want to see you at home anymore, but with me,Oh, little sweetheart, you know that you're the cause,Such that me and you are so far, (so far away) from you, well, it's terrible.
Mar 11, 1955
Recently, in 2014, an archive tape of the band playing at the Reno Club in Kaplan during the 1950s surfaced. It is the earliest known video footage a Cajun band. You can see all the band members of the Jolly Boys early on. The tape is part of the Louisiana Dancehalls research project at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- "Acadian All Star Special" by Bear Records
- Lyrics by Stephane F
Prison Waltz | Feature F-1033-A
Hudson Breakdown | Feature F-1033-B
Acadian All Star Special - The Pioneering Cajun Recordings Of J.D. Miller (Bear, 2011)