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Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes

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DANS LA PRISON DE LONDRES


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English Jon 09 Jul 01 - 12:26 PM
Sorcha 09 Jul 01 - 12:34 PM
Jim Cheydi 09 Jul 01 - 12:37 PM
Malcolm Douglas 09 Jul 01 - 12:51 PM
Mrrzy 09 Jul 01 - 02:32 PM
English Jon 10 Jul 01 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: English Jon
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 12:26 PM

Dom dibby dibby dom, do-be-dom-be dibby dibby da-ay?

Anyone know any more of this? I heard it some time ago of a bloke from a napoleonic re-enactment society with an amazingly disreputable looking uniform.

Thanks in advance,

EJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 12:34 PM

Could it be this one Click! with the name of the town changed?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: Jim Cheydi
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 12:37 PM

That bloke thought everyone else's version was wrong and he used to get really shitty if anyone sung it different from his way. They were all mad though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 12:51 PM

There are quite a few typos in the DT set, but traditional versions don't seem to vary a great deal textually, apart from the location.  I know it as Dans les Prisons de Londres (a French version) with a different tune, and there's another set, Dans Les Prisons de Nantes, in Henri Davenson's Livre des Chansons (1955), with yet another melody.  A popular song, particularly in the West of France and latterly Canada, which Davenson thought dated from the late 17th century, possibly even from Nantes, though my preference is for the London variant, which includes an unsupported cross-Channel swim well pre-dating that of the famous Captain Webb...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 02:32 PM

That one with the blicky scans really well to Aupres de ma Blonde, qu'il fait bon fait bon fait bon... is that the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dans la prison a Nantes
From: English Jon
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 08:54 AM

ah...qu'il fait bon dormir...

No, the tune I know is a lugubrious minor that goes in wierd stresses across the bar lines.

Thanks folks, I think you've got the song I mean. Certainly y'avait un prisonnier rings a bell.

EJ


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