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Martha Pellerin Collection of Franco-American Song

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Collection Overview

The Martha Pellerin Collection of Franco-American Song is an online database of French and English language songs drawn from two sources: nine song-book manuscripts collected by Martha Pellerin that date to the mid-twentieth century, and a series of six interviews conducted by Martha with Alberta Gagné of Highgate, Vermont in 1998.

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Time Period Covered: circa 1940 - 1998 

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Vermont Folklife Center Archives

Published:  June 21, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  Copyright (c) Vermont Folklife Center. Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.


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Title:   Je vous dis que ces annees-ci (first line)

Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

Date:  1995-07-10

Resource type:   songs (document genre)

Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1071) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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    Title:   Je vous dis que ces années-ci

    Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

    Date:  1995-12-06

    Resource type:   songs (document genre)

    Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1075) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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      Title:   Jeune fillette engagez (first line)

      Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha

      Date:  1995-10-04

      Resource type:   songs (document genre)

      Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1073) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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        Title:   Joyeux enfants au pays de Bohême (first line)

        Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta

        Date:  1995-11-10

        Resource type:   songs (document genre)

        Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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          Title:   J’allais voir les filles j’avais pas 15 ans

          Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha

          Date:  1995-01-09

          Resource type:   songs (document genre)

          Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1070) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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            Title:   L'autre jour ma femme me dit (first line)

            Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

            Date:  1995-08-31

            Resource type:   songs (document genre)

            Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1072) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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              Title:   L'oiseau qui vient de France

              Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

              Date:  1995-10-04

              Resource type:   songs (document genre)

              Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1073) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                Title:   La Chanson du Prisonnier

                Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                Date:  1995-10-04

                Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1073) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                  Title:   La Pitoune

                  Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                  Date:  1995-01-09

                  Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                  Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1070) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                    Title:   La chanson d’un aveugle

                    Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                    Date:  1995-08-31

                    Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                    Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1072) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                      Title:   La crise règne comme un fleau (first line)

                      Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                      Date:  1995-10-04

                      Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                      Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1073) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                        Title:   La destinée la rose au bois

                        Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta

                        Date:  1995-07-10

                        Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                        Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1071) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                          Title:   La passagère

                          Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                          Date:  1995-11-10

                          Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                          Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                            Title:   La prière d’un vieillard

                            Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta

                            Date:  1995-07-10

                            Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                            Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1071) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                              Title:   La visite du Jour de l’An

                              Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                              Date:  1995-11-10

                              Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                              Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                Title:   Le bonhomme frappe à  la porte

                                Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                                Date:  1995-12-06

                                Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1075) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                  Title:   Le chignon de ma sœur

                                  Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta

                                  Date:  1995-08-31

                                  Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                  Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1072) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                    Title:   Le livre d’or de nos souvenirs

                                    Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                                    Date:  1995-10-04

                                    Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                    Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1073) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                      Title:   Le p’tit sauvage

                                      Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                                      Date:  1995-11-10

                                      Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                      Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                        Title:   Lison était gentille et sage (first line)

                                        Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Laurianne

                                        Date:  1995-08-31

                                        Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                        Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1072) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                          Title:   Lison était gentille et sage (first line)

                                          Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                                          Date:  1995-12-06

                                          Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                          Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1075) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                            Title:   Lorsque je t'ai connu (first line)

                                            Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                                            Date:  1995-11-10

                                            Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                            Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                              Title:   L’diable dans bricole

                                              Creator:  Gagné, Laurianne; Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha

                                              Date:  1995-11-10

                                              Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                              Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                                Title:   L’habitant d’St-Marc

                                                Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                                                Date:  1995-11-10

                                                Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                                Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1074) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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                                                  Title:   M'y promenant dedans la ville (first line)

                                                  Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne

                                                  Date:  1995-08-31

                                                  Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                                  Excerpt from interview of Alberta Gagné (TC1998-1072) by Martha Pellerin. Part of a project (VFC1998-0007) on Franco-American song in New England funded by the Vermont Folklife Center and undertaken by Pellerin. Interview is one in a series of six conducted between 1995-01-09 and 1995-12-06 as an effort to document the French language song repertoire of Gagné.

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