Sheet Music: Auprès de ma blonde

TitleAuprès de ma blonde
Alternate titlesLe Prisonnier de Hollande
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-07-21
Last updated2014-07-21
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.4 (below average)
Marches, Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 21 July 2014

Tune of the Day: Auprès de ma blonde

Traditional French tune

This popular song, also known as “Le Prisonnier de Hollande” (“The Prisoner of Holland”) dates to the 17th century. It appeared during or soon after the Franco-Dutch War (1672–78), during the reign of Louis XIV, when French sailors and soldiers were commonly imprisoned in the Netherlands.

An English version of the song, titled “I love only one girl” (“the one I've got my arms around”), was sung by Elvis Presley in the 1967 film Double Trouble. The song appears in various movies (such as The Day of the Jackal) and in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is mentioned in many books. In Roger Zelazny's Nine Princes in Amber, Prince Corwin even claims to be the one who composed it!

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!