I have tried to write this tune down, but if you are used to count bars in irish music, it is f****** weird to count bars in french-canadian tunes (for me). I think I succeded, because the midi file I played, sounds OK.
Another name….and the composer
It’s a very popular tune in Quebec. I know it as it was written by accordeoniste Marcel Messervier - "Le Petit Bal a l’Huile"
De Saint Paul De Terrebonne
Recorded by Phoenix on their CD "After the Fire". Available through Firebird Records
I’ve changed the ABC, found out that the second part was twice as long as first part.
Re: De Saint Paul A Terrebonne
The name given here (De Saint Paul De Terrebonne) is the name of a two tune medley on track 8 of the Les Freres Brunet (Andre and Rejean) album Magie (subsequently reissued on Trésors du Québec en musique). The medley consists of Reel St-Paul and Gigue (or Reel) de Terrebonne. The tune transcribed here, as Vonnie pointed out, is Le Petit Bal a l’Huile by Marcel Messervier. This tune does appear on track 7 @3:39 of the Brunet album in a medley called Suite du Plateau. The folk process at work.
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