CAJUN ACCORDION DISCUSSION GROUP
I love this song! I play it at every gig.
I heard Keith Frank's version first. He may have written it - I'm not sure. Later the Racines did a really great version.
I think this is pretty close on the lyrics:
He, malheureurse, ta maison est loin mo,
J’après venir sur mon cheval
Et mon cheval a pas d'souliers.
Il a pas d'chaussons.
Hey, unfortunate one, your house is far from me.
I am coming on my horse
And my horse has no shoes
He has no socks.
Was just playing this on my new/old hohner GC!
Ganey has a great youtube video if you havn't seen it.
I think you're right on the lyrics, David, or we're both wrong.
thanx much yall
I read somewhere that this was/is an old zydeco rhythm. and that keith franks put the lyricks to it.