This song comes from the vast repertoire of Madame Marie-Rose Cloutier of St-Jules de Beauce in Québec. André learned it from a recording that his friend, Michel Faubert, left on André’s telephone answering machine – a fine example of modern oral transmission.
My Mind Will Never Be Easy is an Irish slip jig with a haunting, unresolving melody. It also goes by the names Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part, I Lead Such a Troublesome Life and The Whistling Thief. We play the tune in F, but it is more commonly played in G or C.Le Rossignol d’Été/My Mind Will Never Be Easy