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Thread #2385   Message #1118809
Posted By: Lighter
18-Feb-04 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
Brilliant, Malcolm! Bsck in the '30s, R. W. Gordon observed the melodic (and formal)relationship between "Mlle."-type songs (in the major)and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (in the minor). A number of post-WW II texts of the former are reported as having been sung to the latter - but yours is the first in which *both* tunes are used in the same song!

It's also worth mentioning in regard to tunes that the usual U.S. "parley-voo" tune is rather plainer and more like a march than variants commonly sung elsewhere.