Written in 1962, this song was included in Vigneault’s second album a year later. It became an instant hit with the Quebec public and can be found on many of the prolific singer songwriter’s recordings. More than 40 years later, this song is an integral part of the public’s collective memory. Beside Vigneault himself, Pendant que was most importantly covered by the great Monique Leyrac who, along with Pauline Julien and Catherine Sauvage, brought to life many of the Natashquan poet’s creations.
With Pendant que, Vigneault reveals the true nature of Quebec music and manages to make it universal.