Jolie Blonde (original)
Artist & Tune
About the Song
There is no "correct" version of this song. Every Cajun band seems to have its own version.
We have provided what seems to be the earliest version, recorded in 1929 by the Breaux Brothers. We have also included lyrics similar to those in Michael Doucet's more recent recordings.
Pretty Blonde (Girl)
Pretty blonde, look what you've done,
You left me to go away,
To go away with another one, yes, but me.
What hope and what future can I have?
Pretty blonde, you left me all alone
To go to your family place.
Si you hadn't listened to/followed the others' advice,
You'd be here with me today.
Pretty blonde, you though there were only you,
There's not only you in the country/area to love me,
I'm going to find just another pretty blonde.
God knows, I love you so.
Pretty blonde, to die would be nothing,
It's to stay within the earth so long,
I don't see what I'll do if you don't come back, baby,
Come back with me in Louisiana.