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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:   Aurore, L'Enfant Martyre

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:   Autrefois

    Resource type:   songs (document genre)

    Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3098 Unattributed Songbook 1 of 1. Pp. 7, 9, 11.

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      Title:   Avez-vous bien compris

      Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

      Resource type:   songs (document genre)

      Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3091 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 2 of 4. Pp. 7 - 8.

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        Title:   Belle dormez-vous

        Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

        Resource type:   songs (document genre)

        Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3090 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 1 of 4. Pp. 64 - 65.

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          Title:   Belle rose du printemps

          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:   Bientôt l'ombre va luire, belle ne pleure pas

            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:   Bonguenne c’est révoltant

              Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

              Resource type:   songs (document genre)

              Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3090 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 1 of 4. Pp. 40 - 41.

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                Title:   Bonheur de se revoir

                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:   Bonhome, Bonhom, Sait tu jouer

                  Creator:  Guay, Adelard

                  Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                  Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3096 Adelard Guay Songbook 1 of 1. Pp. 68-69.

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                    Title:   C'est a vingt ans (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:   C'est au marché d'Bonsecours

                      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:   C'est la belle Françoise longué, c'est la belle Françoise

                        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:   C'est le jour du départ (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:   C'est un jeune garcon (first line)

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

                            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:   C'est un petit cordonnier

                              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:   C'est une valse amoureuse (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:   C'était un soir par un beau clair de lune (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:   C'était une bergere

                                    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:   Catrinelle

                                      Creator:  Guay, Adelard

                                      Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                      Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3096 Adelard Guay Songbook 1 of 1. p. 49.

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                                        Title:   Ce Jour Memorable

                                        Creator:  Guay, Adelard

                                        Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                        Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3096 Adelard Guay Songbook 1 of 1. P. 3.

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                                          Title:   Ce sont les gens de pars chez nous (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:   Ce sont tous ces garcon

                                            Creator:  Guay, Adelard

                                            Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                            Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3096 Adelard Guay Songbook 1 of 1. Pp. 26-27.

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                                              Title:   Chambrette d’amour

                                              Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

                                              Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                              Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3091 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 2 of 4. Pp. 12 - 13.

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                                                Title:   Chanson à  boire

                                                Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

                                                Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                                Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3093 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 4 of 4. Pp. 61, 63

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                                                  Title:   Chant de la fête

                                                  Creator:  Pellerin, Yvonne

                                                  Resource type:   songs (document genre)

                                                  Song text from VFC1998-0007 Martha Pellerin Collection. MS2008-3091 Yvonne Pellerin Songbook 2 of 4. Pp. 21.

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