Clog De Champagne barndance

Also known as Champagne Clog, The Champagne Clog, Champagne’s Clog.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Clog De Champagne
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G|A>Bc>A E2 A>G|F>dc>A F>DE>F|(3GBA (3GFE D2 B>c|
(3d^cd g>e (3dcd B>G|A>Bc>A E2 A>G|F>d^c>d =c>AF>D|G2 B2 G2 (3ABc|
(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G|A>BA>G E>AG>E|F>d c2 E>cA>F|(3GBA (3GFE D2 B>c|
(3dBd g>e (3ddd B>G|A>Bc>A E2 G>E|F>dc>A F>DE>F|G2 B2 G2||
(3DEF|G>FG>B A>GE>D|G>DG>B d2 (3BdB|A>dc>A F>dc>A|G>FG>B d2 (3DEF|
G2 (3GAB A>GE>A|G>DG>B d2 (3BdB|A>Bc>A F>DE>F|G>gd>B G2 (3DEF|
G>D (3GGB A>G (3EEA|G>DG>B dG (3Bcd|A>dc>A F>dc>A|G>DG>B d>DE>F|
G>FG>B A>G E2|G>FG>B d4|A>dc>A F>dc>A|G2 (3ggg G2||
2
X: 2
T: Clog De Champagne
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G|A>Bc>A E2 A>G|F>dc>A E>cA>F|(3GBA (3GFE D2 B>c|
(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G|A>Bc>A E2 A>G|F>dc>A E>cA>D|G2 B2 G2:|
G>FG>B A>GE>D|G>FG>B d2 (3BdB|A>dc>A F>dc>A|G>FG>B d2 (3DEF|
G>FG>B A>GE>A|G>FG>B d2 (3BdB|A>Bc>A F>DE>F|G2 B2 G2:|
(3d^cd ge dBBG|ABcA E2 AG|FdcA EcAF|(3GBA (3GFE D2 Bc|
(3d^cd ge dBBG|ABcA E2 AG|FdcA EcAD|G2 B2 G2:|
GFGB AGED|GFGB d2 (3BdB|AdcA FdcA|GFGB d2 (3DEF|
GFGB AGEA|GFGB d2 (3BdB|ABcA FDEF|G2 B2 G2:|
3
X: 3
T: Clog De Champagne
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|(3dBd ge dBBG|ABcA E2AG|FdB> DEcA >F|(3GBA (3GFE D2 Bc|
(3dBd ge dBBG|ABcA E2 AG|FdB> DEcA >F|G2B2G2:|
|:(3DEF|GFGB AGEA|GFGB d2(3BdB|AdcA FdcA|GFGB d2 (3DEF|
GFGB AGEA|GFGB d2 (3BdB|ABcA FDEF|1 GgdB G2:|2 G2B2G2||

Twelve comments

"Clog de Champagne" / "Champagne Clog" ~ also played in D & A

Inspiration for this transcription and choice of variations ~ French-Canadian accordion players Alfred Montmarquette & Philippe Bruneau. Bruneau originally learned this tune from a 78 rpm recording of Montmarquette…as I did originally…and both swing it…

"Clog de Champagne" ~ Alfred Montmarquette, 1871-1944

http://www.collectioncanada.ca/gramophone/m2-9002c-e.html

K: G Major
|: Bc |
(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G | A>Bc>A E2 A>G | F>dc>A E>cA>F | (3GBA (3GFE D2 B>c |
(3d^cd g>e d>BB>G | A>Bc>A E2 A>G | F>dc>A E>cA>D | G2 B2 G2 :|
|: (3DEF |
G>FG>B A>GE>D | G>FG>B d2 (3BdB | A>dc>A F>dc>A | G>FG>B d2 (3DEF |
G>FG>B A>GE>A | G>FG>B d2 (3BdB | A>Bc>A F>DE>F | G2 B2 G2 :|

K: G Major
|: Bc |
(3d^cd ge dBBG | ABcA E2 AG | FdcA EcAF | (3GBA (3GFE D2 Bc |
(3d^cd ge dBBG | ABcA E2 AG | FdcA EcAD | G2 B2 G2 :|
|: (3DEF |
GFGB AGED | GFGB d2 (3BdB | AdcA FdcA | GFGB d2 (3DEF |
GFGB AGEA | GFGB d2 (3BdB | ABcA FDEF | G2 B2 G2 :|

The first measure, if you’re pushing and pulling a single row can also be played so:

|: Bc | (3ddd g>e d>BB>G | ~

|: Bc | (3ded g>e d>BB>G | ~

|: Bc | (3dBd g>e d>BB>G | ~

|: Bc | (3ddd g>e (3ddd B>G | ~ etc…

|: Bc | d2 g>e d>B (3BBG | ~

|: Bc | d>Bg>e d>GB>G | ~

etc…

I like this tune! Somehow, I have hard time to understand (and play) the 10th and 11th measures (on the original posting). I cannot hear this variation on Montmarquette recording. Any advices or sources where I can hear it?

That’s what the link above is for Carabus!!! 😉

Oh, I see, you mean recordings of the variations… Sorry, I’d invite you over but I think there’s a problem of distance… I will look at those measures again though…

A-part, bars 10 & 11 & options:
| A>BA>G E>AG>E | F>d c2 E>cA>F |
you could just play it basically the same as measures 2 & 3:
| A>Bc>A E2 A>G | F>dc>A F>DE>F |

I only did it ‘longhand’, in other words without the repeats, so as to show other options… There are other things that could also be done within the basic definition of those two measures, as with the ‘Comments’ transcription:

| A>Bc>A E2 A>G | F>dc>A E>cA>F |
&
| A>Bc>A E2 A>G | F>dc>A E>cA>D |

I’ll play around with it a bit more and see what else I can offer you on those two measures…

Thanks ceolachan, I can play this variation but there is just a little twist that I am missing and can’t get from the midi. It is just the feeling of moving that quarter note from the E in the 10th measure to the c in the 11th measure. You show me how to properly play it when I meet you! Probably not tomorrow!

Is it the hold on the c, the c2? ~ with a couple of triplets thrown in:
~ | A>BA>G E2 (3AGE | F>d c2 E>c(3AGF | ~

😎

~ more triplets and fun:
~ | (3ABA (3BAG E4 | F2 d>c E2 c>D | ~

Sorry if I’m going too far and just confusing things, I’m having fun with this…

~ | (3ABA (3BAG E>A (3GFE | F2 (3d^cd E2 (3=cBc | ~

Swinging Clogs

" - and both swing it’"… Cole’s Mamoth Collection’ prints all it’s clogs as dotted and it’s hornpipes as even.

You’d want to duck when someone starts swinging their clogs around… Where have you been Alan? It’s good to see you back…

Montmarquette’s Swing

I much prefer this played with swing but if you listen to Montmarquettes’s playing at the link above, he swings it very little. In fact, he significantly swings only the third and seventh full measures and that "swinging" is mostly phrasing which I think is captured awkwardly but best in a score like this:

X:2
T:Clog de Champagne
C: Traditional
M:4/4
L:1/8
R: barndance
K:G
|:Bc|(3dBd ge dBBG|ABcA E2AG|FdB> DEcA >F|(3GBA (3GFE D2 Bc|
(3dBd ge dBBG|ABcA E2 AG|FdB> DEcA >F|G2B2G2:|
|:(3DEF|GFGB AGEA|GFGB d2(3BdB|AdcA FdcA|GFGB d2 (3DEF|
GFGB AGEA|GFGB d2 (3BdB|ABcA FDEF|[1GgdB G2:|[2G2B2G2|]

The original key for this may well have been A rather than G. The 78 rpm record falls in between and I do not know whether to correct up or down. My concertina prefers it in G so I will leave it there.