The Lucky Trapper reel

Also known as Manitou Cassée.

The Lucky Trapper has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Lucky Trapper
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2 BG DGBG|DGBG cGBG|A2 AF DFAF|DFAc B2 AF|
G2 BG DGBG|cGBG ABAG|FGAB cdef|1 gfga g2 D2:|2 gfga g2 Bd||
|:g2 ga gfed|ea z a abag|fd z d dedc|BGAF G2 Bd|
g2 ga gfed|ea z a abag|fgag fdef|1 gfaf g2 Bd:|2 gfaf g2||
2
X: 2
T: The Lucky Trapper
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FD EDFD| A,DFD GDFD| E2CE A,ECE| A,CEG FDEC|
D2FD EDFD| A,DFD GDFD| [M:6/4] E2ED CDEF GABc|[1 [M:4/4] d3d-dBAF:|[2 [M:4/4] d3d-dcBA||
|: d3d-dcBA| e2ee-efed| cA(3.A.A.A ABAG| FDEG FDFA|
d3d-dcBA| e2ee-efed| cAeA fAec|[1 dfec dcBA:|[2 dfec dBAF ||

Nine comments

Finally got it right

This is a tune I just learned at a Saskatchewan square dance. Where I’ve stuck rests in the b part, try triplets. Also I double stop the A and D strings on the off beats in the A part. It’s a great foot stomping reel.

Also…

I should add that this is an Andy DeJarlis tune. He’s a Metis fiddler and composer in Canada and has written buckets of cool tunes. A lot of Metis tunes have an extra one and a half measures per part, to allow for a breather between bursts of fancy footwork in the related dances. This one is pretty straight forward, though. Hope you enjoy it.

Nice pauses

I really like those little pauses in the second part of the tune. They give it a nice "swingy" feel.

Nice tune.

Also recorded by Metis master fiddler John Arcand

we’re especially lucky because you can find this track over the Gnutella file-share networks, and double lucky because John is still playing, still teaching (if you’re up Saskatchewan way) and still online at http://www.johnarcand.com/

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I learned this tune from April Verch at a Fidddle camp. That version uses a DBF# triplet run for the pickup and has a very rhythmic canadian sound. It also uses a hooked up-bow on the note before and the one after the eighth-rests in the B part.

It does have a swingy feel.

The first part/1st repeat reminds me of a tune that goes like this instead: …DFAF DFAF ABBA GFEF… Does any one knows this version & is it the same tune? That’s all there’s left of it in my mind!

Quebecois version

I learned this tune from Pascal Gemme, and had heard it as well played by Dent-de-leon in the key of D, with a bit of crooked stretch at the end of the A section (giving the clogger some breathing room, no doubt).

X:1
T:Manitou Cassée
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:D
D2FD EDFD| A,DFD GDFD| E2CE A,ECE| A,CEG FDEC|
D2FD EDFD| A,DFD GDFD| [M:6/4] E2ED CDEF GABc| [1 [M:4/4] d3d-dBAF:| [2 [M:4/4] d3d-dcBA||
|: d3d-dcBA| e2ee-efed| cA(3.A.A.A ABAG| FDEG FDFA|
d3d-dcBA| e2ee-efed| cAeA fAec| [1 dfec dcBA:| [2 dfec dBAF ||

One of my favorite D tunes to play, though in this key it wanders a bit low for the flute or D whistle.

The Lucky Trapper

The original…played by Andy DeJarlis can be heard on YouTube.

Andy de Jarlis

Andy de Jarlis is amazing! I just love his songs.