Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream reel

Also known as Beggar Tremblay’s Dream, Hobo Tremblay, Le Rêve Du Quêteux Tremblay, Reve Du Queteux, Rêve Du Quêteux Tremblay, Tremblay.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream has been added to 1 tune set.

Wiliam Tremblay's Dream has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Wiliam Tremblay's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[M:3/2]|dc|[M:2/2] BG G2 FGAB|c3 d cBce|d3 e dcBd|
cBAc BAGB|[M:3/2] AFDF AGGF G2:|
df|g2 dg Bgdg baa^g|a2 ea caea c'aaf|[M:2/2] g2 dg Bgdg|
bagf gedB|cBAc BAGB|[M:3/2] AFDF AGGF G2:|

Eight comments

Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream/ Hobo Tremblay / Beggar Tremblay’s Dream/ Reve Du QuetexTremblay

I first heard this while listening to Tony McManus on guitar.I understand its origin is Canadian /scotish. I then sought other performances and found this https://youtu.be/21FM52iyKLU with mandolin and orchestra.I think this version is closest to most versions I found on the net. I believe this Tremblay was a sort of O Carrolan travelling around and playing for his board and keep. It is also similar to Archie Menzies reel . It is usually played in Key of F and like all traditional music there are a few very different settings to be found on the net. The sheet music I found has time signature changes from 2/2 to 3/2 back to 2/2 and finally 2/2 again. I could not get the abc s to insert these for me. However I think it flows nicely as is. Any help on this greatly appreciated. The orchestra in the video play the tune in reverse , starting with second part.

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream/ Hobo Tremblay / Beggar Tremblay’s Dream/ Reve Du QuetexTremblay

Thanks to Donald K s help I have now inserted the time signature changes as they occur in the tune and the only thing I could not do is to put the 2/2 before the opening 2 notes . I put it into abc s but it would not appear on the sheet music so I had to insert it after the 2 opening notes.

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream/ Hobo Tremblay / Beggar Tremblay’s Dream/ Reve Du QuetexTremblay

leprecawn, put [M: 2/2] at the start of your first line of abc code. That should do the trick.

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream/ Hobo Tremblay / Beggar Tremblay’s Dream/ Reve Du QuetexTremblay

Thanks a mill Donald. Put it after the bar line and it did not work. Now put it before bar line and BINGO . Thank you.

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream/ Hobo Tremblay / Beggar Tremblay’s Dream/ Reve Du QuetexTremblay

No problem, leprecawn. Are you sure you need that first barline anyway?

I’d also be tempted to change the time sig to 3/2 at the start and put 2/2 where you had it before. That way it fits with the A part ending - the repeat sign for which, I think, should be after the first time ending (and maybe put a double barline after the second time ending - if indeed you need it). Also, it’s not usual to put barlines at the start of each line.

So I would have transcribed it something like:
M:3/2] dc |[M:2/2] B2 GG FGAB |c3 d cBce | d3 e dcBd|
c2 Ac B2 GB |[M:3/2] AFDF AGGF G2 dc :|
|: df | g2 dg Bgdg baa^g | a2 ea caea c’aaf | [M:2/2] g2 dg Bgdg |
bagf gedB | c2 Ac B2 GB | [M:3/2] AFDF AGGF G2 :|

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream

Done what you suggested and thanks again Donald.

Re: Wiliam Tremblay’s Dream

Nearly there. Just need to move the [M:2/2] to the other side of the barline and remove the last two notes at the end of the second line (cos they’re at the start of the first line).

Re: La Rev du Quetux Tremblay

A simpler but similar version learned from a friend of ours, who got it at the Irish camp in Whidbey Island.
This quebecois reel is quite beautiful at a slower tempo.
T:La Rev du Quetux Tremblay (G)
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:105
K:G
"G" g2 dg BgGg |baag "Ami" a2 ea | caAf aggf |"G" g2 dg BgGg |!
"Ami" baae "G" gdBG |"C"c2 A/B/c "G/B"B2 G/A/B | "D"AFDF AG "G"GF |
M: 2/4
[1 G4 :|[2 G3 c||!
|: "G" BGGG AGAB | "Am"c3 d cBce |"G"d3 e "G/B"dcBd |!
"C"c2 A/B/c "G/B"B2 G/A/B | "D"AFDF AG "G"GF |
M: 2/4
[1 G3 c :|[2 G4 ||