Levi Beaulieu reel

Also known as Levis Beaulieu, Reel Beaulieu.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Levi Beaulieu has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Levi Beaulieu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:fed | c2A2 AcBA | FBAF E4 | BABc dB~B2 | ABBA dfed |
c2A2 AcBA | FBAF E4 | BABc dBed | c2A2 A :|
|: BBA | a2ab afed | cAce a=gef | ~=g2fa ged=c | B=GBd =g2 (3efg |
a3a- afed | cAce a2 e2 | efec dBed | c2A2 A :|
X: 2
T: Levi Beaulieu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ed |:c2B2 AcBA | FBAF E2EA | BABc dBB2 | ABcd efed |
c2B2 AcBA | FBAF E2EA | BABc dBB2 | Acec [1 Afed :|2 A4 ||
|: a3b afed | cAce a2ef | g2ga gedB | GGBd g2fg |
a2ab afed | cAce a2ee | efec dcBd |cAAA A2 [1 fg :|2 ed |]

Six comments

Lovely Quebecois tune

Can’t believe this one wasn’t already here. A true chestnut. I love the mixolydian groove in the second part.

Any references for this tune? Recordings? Composer?

I think the composer was Levi Beaulieu, lui-meme. It’s now a relatively common contradance tune. I first heard it played by Lisa Ornstein on a recording that’s now out of print. It may have been made popular by the playing of Kerry Elkin. Rodeny Miller and David Surette play a killer version on their CD "New Leaf".

Re: Reel Beaulieu

Hi this piece use to be played by an accordeonist (melodeon) Levi Beaulieu and i think was first recorded by the great accordeonist Denis Pépin (melodeon) !