This song is founded on the story of a little girl named Salangadou who was kidnapped. Her mother wanders around calling her name. It should be sung in a melancholy tone.
Coté piti fille la yé,
Where has my little girl gone.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This song can be found in "American Ballads and Folk Songs"
by Alan Lomax. Lomax borrowed it from Clara Gottschalk Peterson's "Creole Songs from New Orleans" (1902).