GK: ... after this message from the Café Boeuf, where the elite meet to eat.
TR: (FRENCH....W SOUTHERN ACCENT)
GK: Sorry. Pardon. I don't understand your accent. Non comprende.
TR: Ah, pardon, monsieur. I am from the south of France. From the French Bible belt.
GK: There is a Bible belt in France??? I didn't know.
>TR: Yes, yes, of course. Baptistes and auto racing ---- the big cars, go zoom zoom zoom zoom ---- and we have the bouffant magnifique and the musique provinciale.
GK: What is musique provinciale?
TR: Oh you know. (SINGS "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" IN FRENCH)
GK: So it's country music.
TR: Country music? Quesque que c'est?
GK: That's Johnny Cash you're singing.
GK: Johnny Cash.
TR: No, no. (FRENCH SMUG LAUGHTER) That is Jean Monet.
GK: It's Johnny Cash.
TR: Jean Monet.
GK: Anyway, do you have any specials tonight?
TR: Oui, we have the specials. Tonight we have the Meat and Three. Boeuf plus trois.
GK: Uh huh. What is that?
TR: It is a large boeuf, joined by three smaller boeufs. BOEUF.... boeuf boeuf boeuf.
GK: Do you have any other specials?
TR: Non non non.
GK: No vegetables?
TR: One boeuf is in the shape of a carrot.
GK: No peas, no beans, no greens?
TR: It is called Café Boeuf. It is not the Café Salade.
GK: I'll have the Meat and Three.
TR: Tres bien monsieur. Would you like music with that?
GK: What music?
TR: (WILLIE, "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" IN FRENCH)
GK: A message from the Café Boeuf. Where the elite meet to eat.
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).