Reel D’Espagne polka

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X: 1
T: Reel D'Espagne
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d/c/d/e/ |: fd Ad | f e/f/ ge | Bc d/c/d/e/|
fd Ad | f e/f/ ge |1 Bc ed | d d/e/ :|2 Bc ed | dz ||
|: [D/F/][D/F/][D/F/][D/F/] [DF][FA] | [E/G/][E/G/][E/G/][E/G/] [EG][GB] |
[F/A/][F/A/][F/A/][F/A/] [FA]d | ce Bc |1 d/c/d/e/ fd :|2 d z :|

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Reel d’Espagne

Nice lively tune for dancing. I transposed it in D but the original sounds like E and can be heard here as recorded by Isidore Soucy in 1928:

Note the double strings in the B part, which sounds a bit like american bluegrass.

It’s another one of those tunes with half bars. To return to the A part from B you play the d/e/ notes of the pickup.

My father used to play a version of this tune on his melodeon when I was a small kid.