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Songs of French Canada

Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills
Songs of French Canada

French-Canadian folksingers Helene Baillargeon (1916–1997) and Alan Mills (1913–1977) perform a collection of traditional Quebecois folk tunes on this 1955 recording. All of the songs are sung in French, with the last track, “I Went to the Market,” sung first in English, followed by its equivalent French lyrics. Among the topics highlighted in songs on this album are love, drinking, and wartime. The liner notes are composed of brief biographies of the artists and song lyrics.

This recording was the first of seven albums of French-Canadian songs recorded by Baillargeon and Mills for Folkways Records between 1955 and 1961.

Track Listing

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J'entends le Moulin Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:11
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102
Fringue, Fringue! Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:38
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103
J'ai Tant Dansé! Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:54
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104
Au Près de Ma Blonde Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:05
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105
La Plume Qui S'envole Au Vent Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:22
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106
Mon Père Avait 500 Moutons Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:53
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107
La-Bas, Sur Ces Montagnes Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:34
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108
Le P'tit Avocat Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:33
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201
C'est le Bon Vin Qui Danse! Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 0:39
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202
Marie Madeleine Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:53
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203
Le Retour du Marin Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:27
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204
Pambelibelo Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:10
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205
Voila la Récompense Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:43
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206
C'est a Boire Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:31
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207
Le Petit Mousse Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 2:25
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I Went to the Market Hélène Baillargeon and Alan Mills 1:46
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