The Advertiser, Lafayette’s daily paper, has a bittersweet article tracing the background story of the song Chere Alice (also called Cher Alice).  I won’t spoil the story, but do read it through to the end.  It’s a popular song, recorded by a great many musicians, like Ambrose Thibodeaux, Jo-El Sonnier, and Octa Clark and Hector Duhon.  And here’s Lawrence Walker’s version from YouTube.