Les Filles De Mon Pays hornpipe

Also known as Adieu Les Filles, Les Jolies Filles De Mon Pays.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Les Filles De Mon Pays
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 B>A G2 B>A|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|B3c/B/ A3B/A/|
G2 B>A G2 B>A|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|B3A G2(3ABc|
d2 g>f e3 d|c2e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|B3 c/B/ A4|
d2 g>f e3 d|c2e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|B3A G4|
2
X: 2
T: Les Filles De Mon Pays
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BA G2 BA|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|B2 cB A4|
G2 BA G2 BA|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|1 B2 A2 G2 D2:|2 B2 A2 G2 z2||
|:d2 gf e3 d|cd e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|B2 cB A4|
d2 gf e3 d|cd e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|1 B2 A2 G2 z2:|2 B2 A2 G4||

Six comments

This is a march, not a hornpipe. Originally from France.

This tune is sometimes played at one of my local sessions (Bristol, England) - albeit with a slightly longer title:

"Les Jolies Filles de Mon Pays"

From which region of France does it come from - do you happen to know?

It’s from the Morvan area (Bourgogne) in the northern "Massive Centrale"

Thank you, swisp - I thought that it might be from that region.

Adieu Les Filles

I play this regularly with our local French group Folklorique ( http://sonneursvalleenoire.free.fr/ ) as we use it for parades. A group from the Morvan explained it was from the 14/18 war when the girls bid Farewell to their boyfriends as they left to join the war. They also said is a slow march.

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