John Speller's Web Pages Guiannée (French/Canadian/Missouri)

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Guiannée (French/Canadian/Missouri)
Guiannée or Guignolée was the custom of caroling in France on New Year's Eve. From there it spread to the French settlements in North America, including Québec and parts of Missouri and Illinois. This is the version still sung, in English translation, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

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"La Guignolee," Post Office Mural, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Photo: Charles Swaney on The Living New Deal website. This mural was painted as a WPA project by Martyl Schweig in 1942
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