Tassez-vous de d'là

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"Tassez-vous de d'là" is a song by the Quebec band Les Colocs. The lyrics were written by Dédé Fortin, with a chorus in Wolof written by Senegalese immigrant El Hadji Diouf;[1] the music was written by Dédé Fortin and André "Vander" Vanderbiest.

Tassez won the 1999 SOCAN award for best popular song of the year.[2] It was the first single off their last album Dehors Novembre.

Meaning[edit]

The song is written in the Quebec joual/franglais dialect. The title, loosely translated, means "get out of the way"; the song describes the narrator's guilt at having abandoned a friend who had overdosed, and his desire to see his friend again.

The music video was shot in Montreal, more specifically on Emery Street between Sanguinet and St-Denis streets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singer André "Dédé" Fortin at HistoryWire
  2. ^ Radio-Canada: Les frères Diouf - Espace musique