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Martha Pellerin Collection of Franco-American Song

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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:   Dans un vieux pays (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:   Dans une sombre solitude (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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      Title:   Derriere chez nous v a un champ de pois

      Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Laurianne

      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:   Derrière chez-nous y a un étang

        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:   Dis-moi te souviens-tu ma Vieilie (first line)

          Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha; 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:   Dites-moi donc mademoiselle (first line)

            Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha; 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:   En lisant les billets doux (first line)

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

              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:   Envoyons d'l'avant nos gens

                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:   Grand-père Noé

                  Creator:  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:   Grand-pére Noe

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

                    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:   I went to the market

                      Creator:  Pellerin, Martha; Gagné, Alberta; Gagné, Laurianne; Vigneault, Gilles; Rochon, Gaston; Vigneault, Gilles

                      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:   Interview excerpt

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

                        Date:  1995-01-09

                        Resource type:   interviews

                        Resource type:   oral histories (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:   Interview excerpt

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

                          Date:  1995-01-09

                          Resource type:   interviews

                          Resource type:   oral histories (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:   Interview excerpt

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

                            Date:  1995-07-10

                            Resource type:   interviews

                            Resource type:   oral histories (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:   Interview excerpt

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

                              Date:  1995-08-31

                              Resource type:   interviews

                              Resource type:   oral histories (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:   Interview excerpt

                                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:   Interview exerpt

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

                                  Date:  1995-01-09

                                  Resource type:   interviews

                                  Resource type:   oral histories (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:   J'ai bientôt seize ans (first line)

                                    Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha; 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:   J'ai descendu dans mon jardin

                                      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:   J'ai fait une rencontre (first line)

                                        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:   Je suis une nature très accommodante

                                          Creator:  Gagné, Alberta; Pellerin, Martha; 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:   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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