Titlesort descending Artist Composer Artist Contributing Artist Lyrics Artist Translation Midi File Notes Sheet Music
Mienie in die mielieland Polka/Tant San van Christiana

Tant San van Christiana

Militaire twee-pas Vastrap
Moenie aan my vat nie Settees
Moenie so maak nie Polka
Moenie, oom Kool Settees
Mooi Blom
Mooi rivier Polka
Mooi rooi bekkie Polka

This song was written in 1905 by French composer Vincent Scotto (with words by Henri Christiné), but is mostly remembered as a big hit for Josephine Baker in the 1920s.

Pier Paul Marsalès,dit Polin (1863-1927), chansonnier - Vincent Scotto composer

«Fat jolly old Polin, whose songs creation portrays the happy-go-lucky lot of common soldier. He reels in from the wings, convulsed with laughter over some recent adventure, the result of which has put him in the guard-house for ten days. He is fairly bursting his red-trousered uniform with merriment as he begins his first verse. [] He is manipulating the while a red cotton handkerchief, which is never still; now it mops his round genial face, now it is twisted nervously into a rope and jammed into his trouser's pocket [] His last verse is smothered in chuckling glee; little jets of cleverly chosen words manage, however, to get over the footlights to his listeners.»
(F. Berkeley Smith, 1903)

pourqu'j'finisse mon service
au Tonkin,je suis parti
ah!quel beau pays,mesdames
c'est l'paradis des petites femmes
elles sont belles et fidèles
et je suis devenu l'chéri
d'une petite femme du pays
qui s'appelle Mélaoli

je suis gobé d'une petite
c'est une Anna,c'est une Anna ,
une Annamite
elle est vive, elle est charmante,
c'est comme un oiseau qui chante
je l'appelle ma p'tite bourgeoise
ma Tonkiki,ma Tonkiki, maTonkinoise
y'en a d'autres qui m'font les doux yeux
mais c'est elle que j'aime le mieuxé
Henri Marius Christiné (27 December 1867 – 25 November 1941) was a French composer of Swiss birth.[1]

The son of a French Savoyard watchmaker,[2] Christiné was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He began by teaching at the lycée in Geneva, while pursuing his interest in music and playing organ in a local church. He married a cafe singer whose troupe was passing through Geneva, and went with her to Nice where they were married.[3] He made his home in France, writing songs firstly for his wife and then for popular singers such as Mayol, Dranem, and Fragson. He also conducted for music-hall at the Place Clichy.

Although Christiné wrote some opérettes for the Scala theatre in Paris before the First World War, his career took off when he had his operetta Phi-Phi staged the day of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, with words by Albert Willemetz and Fabien Solar and which ran for three years at the Bouffes-Parisiens. This success was followed by Dédé in 1921, Madame (1923) and J'adore ça (1925). These works were in the forefront of a new fashion in music-theatre: sparkling, witty, jazzy musical plays.[4] Christiné's tunes are often based around repeated refrains of six or seven notes (a 'hook') which made them catchy and popular for contemporary audiences.[5]

In the 1930s Christiné contributed to the renewed fashion for more large-scale spectacular musicals, with pieces for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Au temps des Merveilleuses and Yana; for these he wrote the more vibrant numbers, while Richepin did the romantic songs.[6] "Le Bonheur, Mesdames" and "Le Flirt ambulant" were rearrangements of his songs from the 1900s.[7] He died in Nice, France.

Phi-Phi and Dédé are still occasionally revived in France.
La Petite Tonkinoise (1905)

Môre stêr Polka
Môrester Polka (Vier Springbokke)
Môrester Wals
My hut aan die vlakte se soom
My mooi Carolina Wals
My ou rietdak huisie
My oupa se perd Polka
My skoonste roos
My suikerpoppie Barndans
My vader was 'n dopper
Na die vaalhaar toe Vastrap
Neef Frans se polka PDF icon Neef Frans se Polka final 3.pdf
Nellie sê tog ja Vastrap
Nielsie se vastrap
Noodshulp Vastrap
O! Susanna
O, my ma Polka
Onder die Afrikaanse maan Wals
Onder die wolkombers Polka
Ons jool saam Vastrap
Ons Troudag Wals
Onthou jy nog
Oom Ben se polka
Oom Jan se wals
Oom Koos se mazurka
Oom Willie Settees
Op laas Polka
Op walsmaat
Opruk Vastrap
Opskommel / Perel / Mielieblare Settees

Perel se settees, Mielieblare settees

Orkes Wals
Ossewa (comp Jan Swart)
Ossewa (comp S.C. de Villiers)
Ou Frans se polka
Ou Kalkoen
Ou kieriebout Polka
Ou Standerton Settees
Ou Tante Koos
Ou tyd Settees
Oudag Settees van WG Coetzee
Oudste Wals
Outydse Barndans