Cabri waltz

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One setting

X: 1
T: Cabri
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DB, A,|G,2 B,3 D|D3 D B,G,|C2 E3 G|E3 G FE|
D2 F2 A2|A4 (3FED |G2 B3 c|B3 D B,A,|
G,2 B,3 D|D3 D B,G,|C2 E3 G|E3 G FE|
D2 F2 A2|B3 d (3ABA|G3 A GF|G3 A Bd|
g4 (3gag|f4 Ac|e3 g ed|B4 (3Bc^c|
d3 e dc|A3 F Ac|e3 g ed|B3 A Bd|
g4 (3gag|f4 Ac|e3 g ed|B4 (3Bc^c|
d3 e dc|A3 D FA|G3 A GF|G3|]

Seven comments

The Cabri Waltz

I’m posting this tune in response to a request made on February 11th 2010 by session member "lydalu"

I believe that this tune is of traditional French Canadian origin. Curiously, I’ve never played it, but I’ve known the tune for many years (a very long time before I became interested in traditional music)and don’t really know why. The house in which I grew up had no television, but the radio (BBC) was always on, and that’s perhaps where I heard it. Back in those days, the BBC often used traditional tunes to introduce programmes, to avoid paying copyright royalties.

Further to the tune title, the town of Cabri is situated in south west Saskatchewan, Canada. The word "cabri", is a French word used by the French canoe "voyageurs" at the time of the fur trade, and means "antelope".

It’s a nice tune which we were taught at a Scots Music Group class many many years ago.

However, it doesn’t crop up too often in sessions and being a "Deferrer", I don’t always get an opportunity to start it. 🙂

It seems slightly different from the way I play it but I’ll double check once the sheet music is up.

The Cabri Waltz

@John J - I can well believe that there would be many versions of this tune - you could perhaps post your version in the "comments" section.

BTW - should you ever want to get a sight of the sheet music before its "up" on, go to:

… and select the Tune-o-Tron facility.

There’s a version on J C’s which is a wee bit different too.

By the way, did you mean to have low Gs and Bs here

DB, A,|G2, B3, D

in this part of the tune? It comes over as the higher or "mid way" when transribed on Concertina Tune O tron. So, maybe there’s something wrong with the code?

I certainly always play the lower versions of these notes.

Perhaps, the comma should be before the note length? ie G,2 or B,3 and so on?

The Cabri

The low Gs and Bs are intentional - the tune has an unusually wide pitch range.

As it stands - in G-maj - it would be playable by fiddles etc (the "G" below the treble clef being the lowest note), but not by flutes, D-whistles etc. However, you wouldn’t solve that problem by transposing it up two semitones to Amaj. And if you transpose it right up to D-Maj, the "B" part of the tune would be ridiculously high-pitched.

The Cabri Waltz

Hey John J - I think perhaps you are right - the precise position of that comma might well be critical - at least it might be to Tune-o-Tron. I’ve now edited my original abc - you might like to re-try it now!