[78-L] Subject: Songs about the 1918 pandemic?

David Lennick dplennick at yahoo.com.invalid
Wed Mar 18 07:14:42 PDT 2020

 La Bolduc was one of Canada's most popular entertainers in the 20s and 30s. Not of Quebec heritage, so she learned the idiom pretty well. I have 2 CDs I've compiled of her records (there was also a horrible sounding 'complete' box set issued by Analekta in the 90s).


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Gary Vankirk <vankirk at thevision.net.invalid>
Date: March 18, 2020 at 2:25 AM

I did a little research and found that La Bolduc was a
French-Canadian folksinger named Mary (Travers) Bolduc
I found the lyrics of the song
and did a rough online translation. I got the impression that it is a
novelty song about the regular flu.

That would be very kind of you, Margaret. Thank you. After receiving
your note I looked on youtube. The recording is there
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp5kY8RoCCA) but deciphering the
lyrics is near impossible :)


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