This is a swinging song which has been written by the two major figures Henri Salvador and Boris Vian. Henri Salvador has written those words about it: “En Amérique, on écrit des negro-spirituals, mon ami Boris Vian et moi nous avons écrit un franco-spiritual…” (“American people usually write Negro spirituals and so me and my friend Boris Vian we have written a Franco spiritual…”). The whole song is summed up with this joke. Daniel Bonnet harmonized it with a swinging atmosphere that was loved by Henri Salvador (onomatopoeia, hands clapping and movements). The different voices take a part of the melody (sopranos, altos and men). As a result there is a simple, “jazzy” and accessible arrangement.