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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sung by Madelaine
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Sister Adele Sure le pont d'Avignon (On the Bridge of Avignon) Il pleut, il pleut bergère (It's Raining Little Shepherd Girl) Savez-vous planter les choux? (Planting Beans) Il e'tait un bergère (Shepherd Maiden) Sainte Nuite (Silent Night)
Dominique (Dominic) Fais dodo, colas, mon p'tit frère (Baby Sleep) D'ou' viens-tu, bergère (Where are You Going Little Shepherd?) Amaryllis Au clair de la lune (Clear the Moon is Shining) Alouette, Gentile Alouette (Alouette, Pretty Alouette)
Editor's note: Suicide, lesbianism, tax evasion, birth control and barbituates...it's all here! No, not on the record but by the Singing Nun who sang it. Oh, Jeanine Deckers! Of all the personalities that I've seen on these obscure records she's the last person I would have thought had a tangled life. So mote it be!
This record was a hit. Despite its success her follow up records--one promoting the GOLDEN PILL (birth control), another a disco remake of the hit track Dominique and a major release motion picture about her The Singing Nun (she called it fiction)--were flops and she faded into obscurity. Unpaid taxes from this record (she argued that she donated most to her convent) put her into financial difficulties and lead to her suicide alongside her partner (wink wink: this is the lesbian part of the story) in 1985. Who would have thunked!
PS the sound quality on this one is shite. As if you didn't already realize that. The record looks mostly umblemished so it has to be in the grooves of this FINE RECORDS NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE lp.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!