Jules Verret’s reel

Also known as Jule Verret’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Jules Verret’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Jules Verret's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jules Verret's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
g2fe d2dc|BABc d2 d2|c2 (3ccc B2 B2|AG^FG Ad (3ddd|
g2fe d2dc|BABc d2 d2|c2 (3ccc =B2 B2|AG^FA G2 d2:|
fgfe d2 ef|gagf e2 Ac|efed cdeg|fgfe d2 de|
fgfe d2 ef|gagf e2 Ac|efed cdag|1 fdec d2 Ad:|2 fdec d2 ag||
fagf egfe|dcde f2 A2|dcde fedf|edcB A2 ag|
fagf egfe|dcde f2 A2|B2 (3BBB A2 A2|1 F2 E2 D2 ag:|2 F2 E2 D2 z2||

Five comments

Tune Origin

I learned this tune off Chris Wood and Andy Cutting’s first album: “Chris Wood and Andy Cutting”. Jules Verret is or was (?) a fiddler from Lac St-Charles, presumably this is one of his tunes. I know another of his called “Reel en Re de Jules Verret”, which is very different.

What a fabulous tune!

Measures 1 & 5?

Should the E’s in mm. 1 & 5 actually be Eb’s? That is the way I seem to remember the tune.

E or Eb?

Your guess is as good as mine! Chris Wood and Andy Cutting definitely play them as Enat, but I have no idea whether this is representative of what Verret himself played. It isn’t in Danse ce Soir and I haven’t heard anyone else play it (there are loads of tunes associated with Jules Verret, which makes finding other versions a bit challenging).

Good version online

There is a nice mandolin & fiddle version by Velocipede you can listen to online at the Mandolin Cafe. Go to the mp3 pages: http://www.mandolincafe.com/mp3/ and click on the tune title.