AKA the LNB Polka, a composition of Jean Blanchard. A good melodeon tune and is played in either D or G, it seems depending on whether you’re playing a D/G or G/C box. Popular as a morris tune and morris musos call it a polka but it’s more a sort of marchy country dance sort of thing. Maybe someone can chime in and allocate it to its correct genre. I probably should have transcribed it in 2/4 but it’s easier to read like this I think.
Now you’ll have to find a recording of it to add to the database… 8-)
“La Roulante” ~ Melodeon.net Tune of The Month for April 2011
& let’s not pass up a chance to hear it on the Roland FR-18 Synth-Accordion
And the group effort blowin’ it all to hell ~ just to share the pain ~ Wickham La Roulante 720p
Well, the dancers seem to be enjoying themselves…
To strike some balance groupwise, here it is in a more digestible form, a trio of squeezers, and nice it is too ~ ;-)
Giving it the two four ~
T: La Roulante
T: The LNB Polka
C: Jean Blanchard
|: dA c>B | AF GF/G/ | A>B A/B/A/G/ | FA E2 |
dA c>B | AF GF/G/ | A>B A/B/A/G/ | FE D2 :|
|: GE B/E/G/B/ | G/E/B BA/G/ | FD A/D/F/A/ | F/D/A AG/F/ |
GE B/E/G/B/ | G/E/B B2 | A>B A/B/A/G/ | FE D2 :|
|: gd f>e | dB cB/c/ | d>e d/e/d/c/ | Bd A2 |
gd f>e | dB cB/c/ | d>e d/e/d/c/ | BA G2 :|
|: cA e/A/c/e/ | c/A/e ed/c/ | BG d/G/B/d/ | B/G/d dc/B/ |
cA e/A/c/e/ | c/A/e e2 | d>e d/e/d/c/ | BA G2 :|
:-O Oh my!?
Mark, you haven’t forsaken your English concertina for a melodeon have you? :-( Bigger and louder…
ceolachan, thanks for the vids…that band is crazy, but I loved the trio, and especially loved their progression on the arpeggios, Em D C.
Me too, and I also like the hose/socks… ;-)
LNB Polka (La Roulante), X:2
Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK (although actually played as 2/4, not 4/4).