At a house party, he got stuck with a bobby pin in his eye.1
Moi j'connais, chère 'tite fille,La plus belle, chère 'tite fille, que mon j'aimais,C'est pour ça moi j'te vu,Pour restez à la maison, mais, avec moi.Mon aller au si loin,Pour me voir les 'tite fille dans la Louisiane,C’est le belle qui m’aimes autant,C’est pour ça mon je tes mander de viens tant donc.
Apr 23, 1954
The French Serenaders played around Acadia Parish from 1949 to about 1953. He recorded for J.D. Miller at his studio in Crowley where his group waxed the "Lover's Waltz" (#1040) around 1952. The ensemble featured Phillip Abshire on guitar, Tan Benoit on fiddle, and Elton Harrington on guitar. According to Louis' son, Paul,
My mom could speak French, but my daddy couldn't. He could sing in French, but couldn't speak it.1
|French Serenaders |
Elton Harrington, Tan Benoit
Louis Spell, Mabel Spell, poss. Phillip Abshire
They had a KSIG Barn Dance and they would have local guys. They had a French band there by the name of Louis Spell (who recorded for Feature), accordion, guitar and drums. You would gather around the radio and listen that. That was fantastic!2
I know, dear little girl,The most beautiful girl, dear little girl, that I loved,It's that I see you,Staying at home, well, with me.I'm going so far,To see the little girl in Louisiana,It's the beautiful girl that loves me so much,That's why I'm begging you to come back so much.
- Discussions with Margie and Paul T
- South To Louisiana by John Broven
- Lyrics by Herman M