Laisse la sur l'herbette

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Date
1810
Authors
Gillian Dooley [transcriber]
Austen, Jane [copyist]
Pollet, Benoit (attrib.)
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Abstract
Transcript of song in Jane Austen's handwriting in an album (catalogue no. CHWJA/19/7:18) digitised by University of Southampton at Internet Archive. Also includes English translation of words. Manuscript is online at https://archive.org/stream/austen1676459-2001#page/n81/mode/2up A song with this title by Benoit Pollet is held by University of Oxford Library with the title 'Le refus'. The tune is the same, with a different accompaniment and slight variations in the ornamentation of the refrain, and the words of verse 3 have significant differences.
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Jane Austen, Sheet music, Shepherds, pastoral songs, sexual politics, French chansons
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Song: First line: "Laisse la sur l'herbette". In Jane Austen's music collection, CHWJA/19/7:18.