64 Parishes

Une Livre De Tabac

Fiddlers and vocalist Dewey Balfa performs this haunting song about tobacco, courtship and a horse named “Prince.”He is accompanied by his brothers Will on fiddle as well, and Rodney, on guitar. The song was recorded in Basile during the early seventies, as part of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau’s documentary classic “Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane.”