La Marseillaise barndance

Also known as La Marseillaise March.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

La Marseillaise has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: La Marseillaise
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB/c/ | d2 dd c2 dd | e2 cc B2 A2 | a4 abaf | d2 g2 fedc |
B2 g2 gfga | g2 e2 c2 A/B/c | d2 A/B/c d2 A/B/c | d2 AA AABc |
d2 dd c2 dd | e2 cc B2 A2 | a4 abaf | d2 g2 fedc |
B2 g2 gfga | g/a/g e2 c2 A/B/c | d2 A/B/c d2 A/B/c | d2 AA BBce ||
f2 ff f2 ff | fg a2 g2 ff | f/g/f ee e^def | e/f/e-e2 G/A/B |
g2 gg g2 gg | g^g a2 a2 =gg | g2 AA ^ABcd | f6 g2 |
a2 aa f2 d2 | fg a2 f/g/f d2 | F2 AA A^GAB | A2 B2 c2 d2 |
e2 ee e^def | e2 g2 f/g/f e2 | d2 A/B/c d2 A/B/c | d2 e2 f2 g2 |
a2 ba ff d2 | b2 a2 f/g/f d2 | F2 AA A^GAB | A2 g2 f2 =f2 |
e2 ee e^def | e2 g2 f/g/f e2 | d2 A/B/c d2 A/B/c | d2 AA AA |]
X: 2
T: La Marseillaise
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d d/d/ c d/d/ | e c/c/ B A | a2 a/b/ a/f/ | d g f/e/ d/c/ | ~
| 1 2 3 * | or * | 1 2 3
X: 3
T: La Marseillaise
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dd/d/ c d/d/ | ec/c/ BA | a2 a/b/a/f/ | dg f/e/d/c/ | ~

Five comments

“La Marsaillaise” ~ from the playing of Con Cassidy

I’m having trouble again with this website not letting me add comment, and I can’t see anything in what I’m adding that could be mistaken for HTML or ‘script’? Weird! :-/

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“La Marsaillaise” ~ from the playing of Con Cassidy ~ comment in parts

"La Marsaillaise" ~ from the playing of Con Cassidy
I’ve notated this in 4/4 because it allows me to avoid things like /4, 32nd notes, or {~} fudges. The feel and drive of this melody is duple, so 2/4 would show that more clearly. However, reels are in the same bag, notated as 4/4 nowadays while being strongly duple in nature. That said, reel dance steps fit the 4/4 mold. The ‘march’ in this, while dance stepping it might be more akin to the reel or barndance, 3 steps to the measure = | 1 2 3 * |, is decidedly duple, 2 steps to the measure, | 1 * 2 * |. The tune could be notated so:

It’s the ABC again :-/

I’ll break it up into parts, 4 to a bar instead of the intended 2 of 2/4:

M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
A/B/4c/4 |\
d d/d/ c d/d/ | e c/c/ B A | a2 a/b/ a/f/ | d g f/e/ d/c/ | ~

But my preference, for clarity and less of the black stuff, is 4/4…

| 1 2 3 * | or * | 1 2 3
* ~ the 4th count, which can be just a pause or a ‘hop’, meaning a simple heel lift and drop or skip…

Testing ~

M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
A/B/4c/4 |\
dd/d/ c d/d/ | ec/c/ BA | a2 a/b/a/f/ | dg f/e/d/c/ | ~

Weird, the problem ABC is c followed by d/d/!? :-/