Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette waltz

Also known as La Lancette, Ottawa Valley, The Ottawa Valley, Valse Clog, Valse Clog Guilmette, Valse-Clog Guilmette, Waltz Clog Guilmette, Waltz-Clog Guilmette.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e2|f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|c4 A2|F3 c de|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2|B2 ^AB df|b2 a^g ab||
|:a2 g2 B2|c4 cB|A2 f2 A2|B3A B2|a2 g2 B2|
c2 f2 e2|1 d3 c B2|A2 a^g ab:|2 d2 cd fa|d'2 z2||
2
X: 2
T: Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
g2|:f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|g2 gB gB|Bf fz- zg|
[1 f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|c3 F F2|c2 fe fg:|
[2 f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2|B2 FB df|bb b2 f2||
K: Dmaj
|:a2 g2 B2|c4 B2|A2 f2 A2|B3 a a2|
[1 a2 g2 B2|c2 f2 ze|e2 d2 B2|A3 a aa:|
[2 a2 g3 B|c2 f2 e2|d2 cd fa|d’2 z2||
3
X: 3
T: Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:g2|f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|g2 gB gB|Bf fz zg|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|c3 F F2|c2 fe fg|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|g2 gB gB|Bf fz zg|
f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2|B2 FB df|bb b2:|
K: Dmaj
|:f2|a2 g2 B2|c4 B2|A2 f2 A2|B3 a a2|
a2 g2 B2|c2 f2 ze|e2 d2 B2|A3 a aa|
a2 g2 B2|c4 B2|A2 f2 A2|B3 a a2|
a2 g3 B|c2 f2 e2|d2 cd fa|d’2 z2:|

Seven comments

Ottawa Valley Waltz

This is not a traditional Irish tune but it is a nice minor/major waltz that fits well in a set. I learned it from a 2001 recording by the Canadian band called Flapjack. The recording is titled "Old Time Bush Swing." They describe it as a clog waltz.

I’d offer the following slight revision to key sigs and a funky A note:

X: 1
T: Ottawa Valley
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Bmin
e2|f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|c4 ^A2|F3 c de |
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2|B2 ^AB df|b2 a^g ab||
K: Dmaj
|:a2 g2 B2|c4 cB|A2 f2 A2|B3A B2|a2 g2 B2|
c2 f2 e2|[1 d3 c B2|A2 a^g ab:|[2 d2 cd fa|d’2 z2|]

Usually paired with:

Valse Clog Lacroix…

Some also play the parts doubled again: AA/AA/BB/BB

valse-clog

the Valse- clog I am familiar with is basically the same as ceolachan’s but with a 3rd section of what sounds remarkably like a verse of ‘Ye Banks and Braes of Bonny Doon’ tagged on the end .sorry don’t have the transcription skills to reproduce it here- anyone else?