I do not speak French. I have never been to the province of Quebec. But for some strange reason, I have an ardent affection for a song called “Le Ziguezon Zinzon” by a Canadian folk band called La Bottine Souriante (the smiling boot)
For years now, I have returned to YouTube again and again to listen to this enigmatic tune. The only instrumentation is rhythmic foot taping. I do not understand a word of the lyrics. As you can imagine, I am deeply mortified by my passion for this song. But I’m at a loss to how to break its mysterious spell over me.
I need your help. Please give this little ditty a spin, and let me know if you have any insights as to why I’m afflicted with this melody malady.