The Child Mother by na-mara published on 2010-11-05T12:26:40Z The Child Mother is our translation of the harrowing French song La Fille Mère. We have taken the song from the 1970s album La Saison des Amours by the French band La Bamboche, fronted, at least when they recorded this song, by Evelyne Girardon, alongside Jean Blanchard who arranged the original version of this song. In fear and desperation a young pregnant unmarried girl kills her new born son and buries him, only for the crime to be discovered in the most discomforting way. The punishment that follows is as inevitable as it is dreadful. The Child Mother is reminiscent of many English songs of the same vintage. However, unlike the subsequent hauntings that often ensue in the English tradition, retribution here is quicker and more corporeal.