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DANCE-SONGS OR REELS                       121
Aurore Pradere is also a well-known counjaille song, Cable says.
AURORE PRADfiRE
ca ye dit—Sia! MobinfoubinlCestli mo ou-16, C'est li ma prend.
The English version goes:
Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, She's just what I want, and her I'll have.
Solo. Some folks says she's too pretty quite; Some folks says she's not polite; All this they say — Psha-a-ah!
More fool am I! For she's what I want and her I'll have.
Chorus
Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, Aurore Pradere, pretty maid, She's just what I want and her I'll have.
Solo. Some say she's going to the bad, Some say her mamma went mad; All this they say — Psha-a-ah!
More fool am II For she's what I want and her I'll have.
There was also the calinda, an indecent dance, which was for­bidden in Louisiana after 1843, tradition says.







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