From the song 'Adieu Foulard, Adieu Madras', in which the singer bids farewell to the fine materials foulard (silk, or a silk and cotton blend) and madras (cotton, or a silk and cotton blend). The girl asks her mother why beautiful flowers die in a day.
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For a version of the song in Martinique creole with an English translation, (which lacks the line about flowers) click here.
Edwin Hill's '"Adieu Madras, Adieu Foulard": Musical Origins and the Doudou's Colonial Plaint' offers a scholarly analysis of the song.