Reel De Lapin reel

Also known as Rabbit, Rabbit Jump, The Rabbit Jump, Rabbit’s, The Rabbit’s, The Rabbit.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Reel De Lapin has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Reel De Lapin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DE/F/ |\
G2 Bd gagf | edcB ABAF | DEFG ABAF | GFGB d2 D/E/F |
G2 Bd gagf | edcB ABAF | DEFG A2 "piz".e2 | dcBA G2 :|
|: Bc |\
dBGA BGBc | dBGB A2 AB | cAFA DFAB | cAFA d2 Bc |
dBGA BGBc | dBGB A2 AB | cAFA D2 "piz".e2 | dcBA G2 :|
X: 2
T: Reel De Lapin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 |\
G2 B/c/d g3 f | edcB A4 | D2 FA DAFA | GFGB d2 cA |
G/A/G Bd g2 gf | edcB A2 AF | DEFG "piz".A2 "piz".e2 | d2 c/B/A G2 :|
|: A/B/c |\
dBGA B3 c | dBGB A3 B | cAFG A^GAB | cBce d2 Bc |
d2 GA B2 Bc | dBGB A2 AB | cAFE "piz".D2 "piz".e2 | d^c=cA G2 :|
X: 3
T: Reel De Lapin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: c |\
BGBd g2 fg | edcB A3 B | AFAB c2 BA | BABc d3 c |
BGBd g2 fg | edcB A3 B | AFAB c2 "piz".e2 |[1 dcBA G3 :|[2 dcBA G2 ||
|: Bc |\
dBGB DGBc | dBGB A2 AB | cAFA DFAB | c[Ae]Bc d2 Bc |
dBGB DGBc | dBGB A2 AB | cAFA D2 "piz".e2 |[1 dcBA G2- :|[2 dcBA G3 |]

Six comments

"Reel De Lapin"

Originally learned from Donna Hébert, a great teacher too, and this transcription taken from her bow as best I could, keeping it simple. 😉

Donna Hébert

“Reel De Lapin” ~ another transcription for this can be found here:

"The Portland Collection, Volume 2"
Susan Songer & Clyde Curley
Page 164: "The Rabbit Reel"

This one is a transcription from another fine fiddler, Lisa Ornstein, with some interesting ways with it. As always with these collection, a fine and interesting set of notes on the tunes too, highly recommended…

La Famille Arseneault - "La Reel Gaspé" = “Reel De Lapin”

Discussion: Gaspé Reel / Rabbit Reel / Hare Reel / Reel du Lapin etc???
# Posted by tombliss - December 28th, 2010

Reel De Lapin

In the playing of the tune, it has a more of a hornpipe bounce to it. Would one agree?

To swing or not to swing ~ 😎

In North America, as for contra dance, it is generally played pretty straight, so too in Quebec, as I remember it. That’s how Donna plays it, evidenced in the transcribed ‘triplets’: DE/F/ & D/E/F for example. That’s also how it is taken in the YouTube linked to above, ‘La Famille Arseneault’. However, it doesn’t take much for me to lean over and give a tune like this some swing. It would even make a decent schottische. 😉

X: 3 "Reel De Lapin"

La Famille Arseneault ~ the above YouTube link…

They start with the B-part, but they also end with that same part, so I’ve given it with their final order of parts, which allows for an easier comparison… Starting with the B-part, and even in parts, as to lead into a dance, is not unusual ~ 8, 4, 2 bars ~ or more…

G3 :||: c |\ & g2 fg & A3 B & c2 BA & d3 c ~ etc… maybe be what your ears and brain are confusing with swing, and in a since they are that too ~ slow—-quick & slow—-quick-quick…

Associated actions ~ ‘Lapin’

The rabbit we’ve just finished tonight had given up the jump some time ago. While I was transcribing this, as fate would have it, or not, I was preparing wild rabbit for tonight’s meal, and we just finished the little bunny off, yum, yum! ~ with a nice spring onion mash and fresh peas. Where did I put that bottle of chianti? It will have to be a nice dry Zinfandel instead. 😎