FE|:D2 DE FA|B2 BA Bd|e2 ed e2|f2 fe fa|b2 ba fe|
a2 af ed|1 fe dBBd|B2 AF E2:|2 f2 f2 e2|d2de fa||
|:b2 ba fe|a2 af ed|fe dBBd|B2 AF E2|D2 DE FA|
B2 BA Bd|1 e2 ed fd|e2 ed fa:|2 e2 ed fe|d3||
This waltz comes from the late Newfoundland fiddler Emile Benoit. From the south coast (an area with strong french influence) Emile often referred to this tune by it’s french translation, "Le Velours dans le Vent."
I like to play this a nice, laid back tempo, kind of swinging the eighth notes. I often incorporate triplets into bar two of the A section and bar 6 of the B section, between the notes B and d. In other words: 3BCd
Hope you enjoy playing this lovely waltz as much as I do!
Is there a recording available of Emile playing this? It’s not on either of the two albums of his I have.
Heh, in the years since I last commented on this, I’ve learned the tune myself and heard two recordings: One by Aindriu’s band The Once, and one by Gerry Strong and Daniel Payne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHSx5WgQxlY). I really love this tune!