When the Darbones moved to Hackberry, the kid next door was Edwin Duhon, a native of Lake Charles whose hobbies were playing an old accordion and a newer guitar. Darbone and Duhon became friends when they started playing music together.1
C'est pas le peine tu me dis "non",
Faudra toujours tu me dis "ouais",
C'est pas le peine tu me dis "non",Faudra toujours tu me marries.
|KVOL, Lafayette, LA|
Joe Werner, unknown, Luderin Darbone,
Robert Escudier, Lennis Sonnier
By 1937, the group had been recording for two years and arrived at the Masonic Temple in New Orleans to record "Se Pas La Pan" (#2017). The title means "it's no use", spelled in French as "c'est pas la peine". The group had added members Lennis Sonnier on guitar and Joe Werner on guitar/harmonica. Melodies such as this one can be found earlier tunes such as the Fawvor Brother's "La Valse De Creole", the Segura Brother's "A Mosquito Ate Up My Sweetheart", and later songs such as Lawrence Walker's "Tu Le Du Po La Mam" and Nathan Abshire's "La Valse de Holly Beach".
It's no use for you to tell me "no",
You will always have to tell me "yeah",
It's no use for you to tell me "no",You will always have to marry me.
- "Hackberry Ramblers Making music since 1933". DON KINGERY. American Press, Friday, September 24, 2004
- Lyrics by Stephane F