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.
Le Bonhomme et la Bonne femme
This is a very old song composed and recorded in 1930 by Mary Travis dite «La Bolduc», the first author-composer-singer of French Canada (from Newport, gaspesia, province of quebec).
the run; df2e f2ed|ce2d e2dc|B… is reminiscent of Bobby Lapointe’s ‘fundango’:
"…-vait tugud´une fille
Qui aimait les glaces au citron
Et vanille" which you can hear at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Jkh5aAn-0
Old Man And The Old Woman, X:2
My setting of the tune with chord accompaniment.