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Lovely Lalande

by Tannis Slimmon

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LOVELY LALANDE is available for free so you're welcome to enter $0 when 'buying it' but I encourage you, in reciprocity, to make a donation of any amount through Paypal (www.paypal.com) to thechateaudiaries@gmail.com (once logged into Paypal, click the 'send' button and enter the email address).

Your donation will go to ''Cadeaux at the Chateau" which in turn donates to a different charity each month (more info below).

Lovely Lalande was written for and about the wonderful people who live, love and laugh at Chateau de Lalande (France), including the remarkable Stephanie Jarvis who incorporated this song in one of her many Youtube videos. The video 'Chateau in Crisis' documents how a difficult day for the Chateau inhabitants is redeemed by good wine, great friends and song.

This song really comes alive with Stephanie's amazing footage of the Chateau and the people in each verse:
* The Lovely Lalande song starts here: youtu.be/QTWh89pRK6o?t=787
* Stephanie's full video episode can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTWh89pRK6o&t=1063s

Thank you for listening and supporting Cadeaux at Chateau!....❤️...Tannis
PS. More info about Cadeaux at the Chateau can be found here: www.chateaudelalande.com/the-chateau-diaries/cadeaux-at-the-chateau/

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LYRICS for Lovely Lalande (by Tannis Slimmon, Oct 31, 2021)

Stephanie, Stephanie, with her joie de vivre
She's the bubbles in the Bollinger champagne
Her vlogs have been a lifeline, with love and laughter so fine
Breathing life into Lalande again

Marie, Marie, ma fleur-de-lis
As natural as one can be
She's instagrammed for hours, conferring with the flowers
And evolved to a Success Story

Nati, Nathalie, a true beauty
And timeless in a red medieval gown
She never seems to rest, taking care of all the guests
And when the cadeau mail comes round

La la la....la Lalande, la Lalande, la Lalande.

Philip, Philip, with passions deep
For porcelain and woodland creatures sweet
With a striking sense of style and talents versatile
His presence makes Lalande complete

Selmar, Selmar, danced in like a star
But had Stephanie wondering who you are
With Tatyana, he is planning new adventures truly grand
But the animals will miss his kind heart

Dan is the man with a drone in his hand
He can brick or weed or cook it in a pan
With his wicked sense of humour, he can start his own rumours
With a digger and a cool green van

Amaury, Amaury, sur le gateau, la cerise
He came to do the panelling install
Now he's digging in the dirt and he might just lose his shirt
For Lalande, he is a grand windfall

Elusive Nick and Marie et ton fils Antoine
Isabelle, Percy and Gerald too
Michael Potts and Ruth and Josie, Cat and many more have chosen
The always open door at chez Lalande

La, la, la.......la Lalande, la Lalande, la Lalande
La, la, la.......la Lalande, la Lalande, la Lalande
De Lalande, de Lalande, lovely Lalande!

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released October 31, 2021
Tannis Slimmon - all vocals and guitar

Recorded, engineered and produced by Tannis
Mixed and mastered by Lewis Melville and Tannis

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Tannis Slimmon Guelph, Ontario

Guelph’s Tannis Slimmon is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who has been recording and touring nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her warm, beautiful voice can be heard on more than 100 albums, including classic records from the Rheostatics and Barenaked Ladies. Honoured with the 2008 Contemporary Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her 2nd album. ... more

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