ALOUETTE

Latest update on 02/01/2019

Artist: Edouard Le Bel
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1906

Canadian tenor with a 19th century ringsong from Quebec, while the melody was part of the Gruuthuse Handschrift, named after Loys van Gruuthuse (who died in 1492), along with Egidius, waer bistu bleven, published in 1848-49 by Charles Carton, vicar from Ghent.

Covers:

1915:

Joseph Saucier

1917:

Eva Gauthier

1941:

Ray Noble

1961:

Elvis Presley [as Almost Always True in film Blue Hawaii]

1963:

Allan Sherman [as Al 'n' Yetta]

1968:

Corry Brokken [Dutch version]

1980:

Larry Groce

1994:

Haricots Rouges

2010:

Mark Ronson [in Bang Bang Bang]

Gilles Dreu ('68) and Michel Fugain ('97) sing about another lark: Alouette, alouette, with lyrics by Pierre Delanoé, comes from Navidad Nuestra, a christmas cantata from Argentina (1964). See: La Péregrination.

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