Old Man And The Old Woman reel

Also known as Le Bonhomme Et La Bonne Femme, Le Viellard Et La Vielle Dame, Old Man And Old Woman, Old Man-Old Woman.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Old Man And The Old Woman has been added to 3 tune sets.

Old Man And The Old Woman has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Old Man And The Old Woman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dedB GBdB|cdcB A3d|fgfe dfaf|gage d2Bc|
dedB GBdB|cdcB A3d|fgfe dfaf|g2gfg2:|
|:Bc|dg2f g2fe|df2e f2ed|ce2 de2 dc|BABcd2Bc
|dg2f g2fe|df2e f2ed|ce2 de2 dc|BGAFG2:|
X: 2
T: Old Man And The Old Woman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bc | "G" dedB GBdB | "Am" cdcB A2 g2 | "D" fgfe dfaf | "G" gage d2 Bc |
"G" dedB GBdB | "Am" cdcB A2 g2 | "D" fgfe dfaf | "G" gfga g2 :|
|: Bc | "G" d g2 g g2 Bc | "D" d f2 f f2 AB | "C" c e2 e e2 dB | "G" GABc d2 Bc |
"G" d g2 g g2 Bc | "D" d f2 f f2 AB | "C" c e2 e e2 dc | "G" BG "D" AF "G" G2 :|

Eight comments

New tune?

I was very surprised I could not find this tune in the library. Perhaps it is listed under another name. However it is common tune in Newfoundland.

it is also a popular tune in the acadian area of PEI and New Brunswick

I’ve heard Frank Maher (of St John’s) play this one, but it doesn’t appear to be on his new album. Has anyone else recorded it?

I know that this tune is popular in the Ottawa Valley and Quebec. The music can be found in the Don Messer collection.

2 French names for the tune

It’s listed on JC’s Tunefinder under both "le viellard et la vielle dame" and "le bonhomme et la bonne femme" in the key of D.

Old Man And The Old Woman, X:2

My setting of the tune with chord accompaniment.