Bouchard’s Quadrille jig

Also known as The Bouchard Quadrille, Bouchard’s, Quadrille Bouchard.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Bouchard's Quadrille has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bouchard's Quadrille
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dfd cfc|B2 B B2 A|dfd cfc|B2 B B2 A|
ege dgd|c2 c c2 B|A2 A ABc|1 dcB A3 :|2 d3 A2 G||
|:F2 D FAd|(f3 f2) d|e2 d c2 d| (g3 g2) f|
e2 e e2 d|c2 c c2 B|A2 A ABc|1 dcB A2 G :|2 (d3 d3)||
X: 2
T: Bouchard's Quadrille
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dfd cfc | BcB B2 A | df/e/d cfc | BcB B2 A |
ege dgd | cgc c2 B | ABA AA/B/c |[1 dcB AF/G/A :|[2 d3 dAG ||
F2 D FAd | f3 f2 c | edd dAF | G3- G2 F |
E2 E EGB | e3- e2 B | A2 A ABc | dcB AFE |
D3 FAd | f3- f2 c | edd dAf | g3- g2 f |
efe e2 d | cea c2 B | Ace aec | d3- d3 |]

Six comments

a good ceilidh/barndance tune

“Quadrille Bouchard” ~ another way with it

X: 2
T: Quadrille Bouchard
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: dfd cfc | BcB B2 A | df/e/d cfc | BcB B2 A |
ege dgd | cgc c2 B | ABA AA/B/c |[1 dcB AF/G/A :|[2 d3 dAG ||
F2 D FAd | f3 f2 c | edd dAF | G3- G2 F |
E2 E EGB | e3- e2 B | A2 A ABc | dcB AFE |
D3 FAd | f3- f2 c | edd dAf | g3- g2 f |
efe e2 d | cea c2 B | Ace aec | d3- d3 |]

We played it with a second ending, but I’m not sure if that quite catches it. I’d love to see if anyone else has another take on this Quebecois quadrille… This would also make a lovely waltz…

I know have a sneaking suspicion I’ve also come across this tune in an old dance tome, possibly even Ford’s or Howe’s, which means another name for it… I’ll have to go searching…

‘I now’ ~ not ‘know’ ~ it’s late…