Le Petit Bal A L’Huile reel

Also known as Reel St Paul.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Le Petit Bal A L'Huile has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Le Petit Bal A L'Huile
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DEFG A2 FA|BAFA dAFD|CDEF GECE|1 DdAF D4:|2 DdAF D2 zd-|dedc||
|:B2-B2 BABc|d2 d2 c2 B2|A2-A2 dFAd|f2-f2 e2d2|c2-c2 cAce|
a2 g2 f2 e2|d3A BAFA|dcde fedc|B2-B2 BABc|
d2 d2 c2 B2|A2-A2 dFAd|f2-f2 e2d2|c2-c2 cAce|
a2 g2 f2 e2|dDEF GABc|1 d3 e fedc:|2 dDEF GABc|d2z DE FG A||
# Added by ceili .

Five comments

Fr. Ca. tune

Fine reel played by ‘Bumblebees’

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.

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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

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I’ve changed the ABC, found out that the second part was twice as long as first part.

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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.