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Folk Songs of French Canada

Folk Songs of French Canada

Influenced by music from France, French–language folk songs took root in North America during the colonial development of New France. While many of these songs have been preserved almost intact, others have evolved with the passage of time. Canadian folk singer Alan Mills presents French folk music old and new in this 13–track recording, a small sample of the thousands of songs which make up the traditional music and culture of 20th–century French Canada.

Liner notes written by Mills provide background information about each song and the French lyrics.

Track Listing

101
A la Claire Fontaine Alan Mills 3:40
102
Isabeau S'y Promène Alan Mills 2:17
103
C'est la Belle Françoise Alan Mills 2:32
104
Monsieur le Curé Alan Mills 1:52
105
Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser! Alan Mills 1:16
106
Je Sais Bien Quelque Chose Alan Mills 2:42
107
Mon Père y M'a Marié Alan Mills 1:55
201
Les Raftsmen Alan Mills 2:32
202
Youpe! Youpe! Sur la Rivière! Alan Mills 2:24
203
C'est l'Aviron Alan Mills 4:10
204
M'en Allant à la Chasse Alan Mills 1:32
205
Canadian Errant, Un Alan Mills 2:22
206
Vive la Canadienne Alan Mills 1:43

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