Magaloufou polka

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Magaloufou has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Magaloufou
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B>A Bc|BG EF/G/|A>G AB|AF DE/F/|
G>F GA|GF/E/ DE|F>G FE|D2 E2:|
|:ge Bf|fd A2|ec Gd|dc B2|
c>B AB|ce EF|1 G>A BA|G2 F2:|2 G>A GF|F2 E2||
2
X: 2
T: Magaloufou
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
d>c de|dB GA/B/|c>B cd|cA FG/A/|
B>A Bc|BA/G/ FG|A>B AG|1 F2 G2:|2 F2 Gg/a/||
bg da-|af c2|ge Bf-|fe d2|
e>d cd|eg GA|1 B>c dc|B2 Ag/a/:|2 B>c BA|A2 G2||

Four comments

Magaloufou

This tune is from Blowzabella’s album, Octomento. I like to play it as a polka, though I think it’s more a schottischey type of tune on the album.

Actually, it’s a two time bouree, not schottishe. Great tune though, thanks for the transcription. 🙂

My bad, yes you’re right. I still like playing it as a polka, though it’s great as a bourrée too. As a bourrée I’d double the bar lengths (keeping note values the same) and write it in 4/4 I think.

No, don’t put it into 4/4; bourrées are generally (always?) in 2/4 or 3/8 for the three-time ones. This one was originally written in G minor by Paul James of Blowzabella. Your transcription was pretty much spot on compared with the published version (in “Blowzabella - new tunes for dancing”) apart from a couple of lead-in notes on the repeats. I’ve cleaned up the abc a tidj as well (the curved brackets you put in the repeats in the B music aren’t needed; they get confused with slurs).

X: 111
T: Magaloufou
C: Paul James (Blowzabella)
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R:Bourrée
K: Gmin
d>c de|dB GA/B/|c>B cd|cA FG/A/|
B>A Bc|BA/G/ FG|A>B AG|1F2 G2:|2F2 Gg/a/|]
bg da-|af c2|ge Bf-|fe d2|
e>d cd|eg GA|1B>c dc|B2 Ag/a/:|2B>c BA|A2 G2|]