The archetypical Cajun song, supposedly written by a prisoner about a beautiful woman who left him for another. It is considered the unofficial Cajun anthem. The painter George Rodrigue made an especially touching and effective painting of this fictional character, who has replaced the insipid Evangeline as representative of the Cajun sensibility.
It's not a fais-do-do (impromptu dance attended by people of all ages) unless the band plays "Jolie Blonde."
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