What is this tune ?

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Solas !! I was sure I had heard it somewhere ! 🙂

Thanks a lot Manuel !

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It is indeed a French tune composed by Gilles Chabenat, but I don’t believe he’s from Bretagne.

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Despite the reasons for the title given in the comments section I remember hearing that the term “ the crested hens“ is a French euphemism for prostitutes.

Qui sais?

Whatever c’est un really bon tune. Please pardonnez mon franglais.

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“Poule” can mean a “vulgar woman”, or a “tart” or “prostitute” as well as “hen”

“ Huppée“ can mean “grouse”, but it can also mean “posh”.

“Les Poules Huppées” could therefore mean “a posh tart”, which would explain why Chabenat considered the term an oxymoron (as it suggests in the comments on the tune).

I couldn’t see why “crested hens” could be an oxymoron before.

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Posh tart is not necessarily oxymoronic; there are examples.

No names etc.

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“Tart” in the sense of a “common” person, seems to be the translation - and “posh” in the sense of “high society”.

It’s all there in the ether…..

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Gilles Chabenat is from the Central Massif.

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So what? I’m from the Bridport Massive.
The Central Massif are rubbish.

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Uh Oh. Politics has entered the discussion…🙂