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    Harry Choates (b. December 26, 1922 in Rayne, Louisiana, USA - d. July 17, 1951 in Austin, Texas, USA) was a Cajun fiddler and songwriter.Choates wrote one of the Cajun classics, "Jolie Blon" (which he wrote to his daughter Linda), and popularized such songs as "Allons A Lafayette". Being an alcoholic, he sold the rights to "Jolie Blon" for $100 and a bottle of whiskey. Due to his bad habits, he ...more

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