Quick and dirty recording by Astro, or Nout Grupstra, from stringband the Crooks. All © ARTSPURG, SABAM 2007. Please see www.astromusic.org or www.crooks-stringband.nl for further information …… note; people keep asking me: my C-accordion was built by Marc Savoy early 2007.
I’ll Get By
Artspurg 2007 SABAM
Met a gal, and I can’t dance,
At the bar, I stood my chance,
Got so drunk, lost my touch,
Poor old me, she was too much,
But we’ll get by
My old dad told me one day,
Son, don’t you throw your life away
Only thing now I can say
My life sucks, anyway
I’ll get by
Early up, I went down town,
Got so drunk my face fell down,
Lots of strangers there and then,
Someone dragged me home again,
So I’ll get by
Got lots of friends when I was rich
But I got wed to a mean old
All day long she nags & shouts
By the hair I threw her out
I’ll get by
Since I’m poor, who cares for me?
But fair is fair as I can see
Won’t you all just let me be?
Walk the line, it works for me
I’ll get by
Duration : 0:2:16
Cajun music, dinner and conversation with DL Menard, Christine Balfa, Robert Jardell and others.
Duration : 0:5:42
World renown cajun accordion player Jesse Lege performing with Bayou Brew at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, NY. The food is delicious and the music was great cajun foot stomping and dancing music.
Bayou Brew is Darren Wallace on fiddle, Erica Weiss on guitar, Evelyn Schneider on bass. Joined by Jesse Lege on accordion. More information on Jesse Lege at www.jesselege.org. Video tape by
Moorepics.com. Recorded in December 2009.
Duration : 0:5:3
While waiting for the train from Liernais to Saulieu Fr; here’s a ragtime interpretation of a well known Bluegrass fiddle tune on a Cajun accordion. On fiddle it’s usually played in the key of F. Clarence White recorded a beautiful flatpicking guitar version of it in the key of C.
Duration : 0:2:17
Back in the US civil war the warmakers, as their kind always does, used the help of local ruthless criminals to terrorize and suppress the local population. Jayhawkers they’re called sometimes. Ozeme Carriere, a Creole bandit turned scout was such an illustrious feller in Louisiana, recruited by a captain in the rebel army … this song & similar storyline came to be inspired by “Johnson Boys”, a traditional old time country song & tune. Thanks, Pauline Groenendijk, from the Cajun Company and Dowell Lafleur for your help with the lyrics:
Sautez ‘tit Filles © Artspurg 2008 SABAM
Ozeme Carriere il amait la femme
Aimé toutes les jolies filles
Il a vie une vie rapide
Jusqu’aux jours d’ la guerre civile
Sautez ‘tit filles, ayez pas peur (2x)
Il était un bougre méchant
En effet un grand vaurien
Voleur de tout dedans le monde
Et empêché par un capitaine
Ozeme s’est rasembler une bande
Pour éviter d’être attraper
Comme d’éclaireurs de l’armée rebelle
Ils ont volé bien plus dans le comté
Ozeme a eu un bon Carriere
Jusqu’à sa dernière heure
Ils l’ont donné ça qui lui revient
Sautez ‘tit filles, ayez pas peur.
Duration : 0:2:38
Bob Godfried and Bob Cohen play a Dennis McGee tune at John Allen’s Solstice party, Dec. 21, 2007, Beacon, NY.
Duration : 0:2:3
On May 27, 2006, zydeco accordionist Andre Thierry played solo for the Cajun Culture and Music Workshop in the very casual and intimate atmosphere at the 2006 Cajun Creole Music Festival in Simi Valley, CA.
Duration : 0:10:10