[Dixielandjazz] Si Tu Vois Ma Mere

Gluetje1 at aol.com Gluetje1 at aol.com
Thu Jun 10 13:01:56 PDT 2010

Thank you very much for chiming in.  WWI or II I wonder since the tune  is 
copyrighted, I think, for 1952.  But it is a great story that could be  true 
over and over.
In a message dated 6/10/2010 2:52:34 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
abejim7 at gmail.com writes:

At the  Three Rivers Jazz Jubilee in April 2003, just after we "Shock and
Awed"  Iraq, High Sierra was doing the Jazz service at the  Presbyterian
Church.  One of the songs they did was Si Tu Vois Ma Mere  with Pieter
Miejers doing a solo.  He introduced the song by telling  the story that
Sydney Bechet got the inspiration for the title from a WW1  French soldier
who was mortally wounded and his last words were "If you see  my mother, 
her I love her".  Needless to say, there was not a dry  eye in the place 
Pieter finished that song.  I have no reference  other than Pieter's story
and I assumed that it must be common knowledge  among musicians.  Anyway, it
was a very moving moment because of the  obvious implications of the war in

Jim  Mullins
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