This is an Angoumois drinking song. Joseph Canteloube wrote those words: “Vineyards are surely its greatest richness. Wines are tasty, especially white wine, from which famous the eau-de-vie is created. There are also truffles, a lot of game, freshwater fishes, peaceful landscapes and kind people.” All of Angoumois’ popular songs possess this happiness and this charm, especially the drinking songs. This song is written in a traditional modus (A scale, D modus, and major sixth) with a clever transposition from this mode to E scale. “Voici l’hiver passé” (ref. ACJ 262) is also a fresh and spring song from Angoumois.
(Translated from French)