Reel Eugène reel

Also known as Reel Eugene.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Reel Eugène has been added to 7 tune sets.

Reel Eugène has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fede| fbbf bfdc|
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fedc|1 "Bm"B4 "F#7"F4 :|2 "G"B4 "A7"A4 |]
|:"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf "Do"b2f2| "Em"a2ag e2 (3cec| "A7"Aceg (3faf e2|
"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf "Do"b2f2| "Em"a2ag egec|1 "A7"dfec "D"d3e :|2 "A7"dfec "D"d4 |]
X: 2
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fede| fbbf bfdc|
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fedc|1 "Bm"B4 "F#7"F4 :|2 "G"B4 "A7"A4 |]
|:"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf "Do"b2g2| "Em"a2ag e2 ec| "A7"Aceg (3faf e2|
"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf "Do"b2g2| "Em"a2ag egec|1 "A7"dfec "D"d3e :|2 "A7"dfec "D"d4 |]
X: 3
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:"Am"A2AB cBA2| "Dm"d2de fdBd| "E#7"e2ef edcd| eaae aecB|
"Am"A2AB cBA2| "Dm"d2de fdBd| "E#7"e2ef edcB|1 "Am"A4 "E#7"E4 :|2 "F"A4 "G7"G4 ||
|:"C"e2ed c2cA| GGce "Co"a2e2| "Dm"g2gf d2 Bd| "G7"GBdf (3ege d2|
"C"e2ed c2cA| GGce "Co"a2e2| "Dm"g2gf dfdB|1 "G7"cedB "C"c3d :|2 "G7"cedB "C"c4 ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2|:"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gfeg| "F#7"f2fg fede| fbbf b2b2|
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gfeg| "F#7"f2fg fedc|1 "Bm"B4 "F#7"F4 :|2 "G"B4 "A7"A4 |]
|:"D"f2fe d2dB| A2df b2f2| "Em"a2ag e2 ec| "A7"Aceg f2 d2|
"D"f2fe d2dB| A2df b2f2| "Em"a2ag eceg|1 "A7"fdec "D"d2A2 :|2 "A7"fdec "D"d2F2 |]
X: 5
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2|:"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gfeg| "F#7"f2fg fede| "Bm"fbbf b2b2|
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gfeg| "F#7"f2 f3 edc|1 "Bm"B2B2 "F#7"F2F2 :|2 "Bm"B2B2 "A7"A2A2 |]
K: Dmaj
|:"D"f2fe d2dB| A2df b2f2| "Em"a2ag "A7" e2 ec| Aceg "D"f2 de|
"D"f2fe d2dB| A2df b2f2| "Em"a2ag "A7" eAec|1 "D"fdec d2de :|2 "D"fdec d2F2 |]
X: 6
T: Reel Eugène
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fede| fbbf b2b2|
"Bm"B2Bc dcB2| "Em"e2ef gece| "F#7"f2fg fedc|1 "Bm"B4 "F#7"F4 :|2 "G"B4 "A7"A4 |]
|:"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf b2f2| "Em"a3g e2 cB| "A7"Aceg fdde|
"D"f2fe d2dB| AAdf b2f2| "Em"a3g eece|1 "A7"fdec "D"d3e :|2 "A7"fdec "D"d4 |]

Twenty-six comments

Reel Eugène

Québécois reel, a standard…

Do?

What does that mean? Surely not D fully diminished, right?

Do?

I haven’t come across that one either, but from the context I would guess it is the first inversion of the Bmin chord, with D being the bottom note.

ABCD La si do ré…

Do is CM… CEG…

A is La, and so on…

😉

yilmaz,
I’m still confused…how is Do Cmaj in the key of Bmin/Dmaj? Pretty sure the tune is nowhere near B locrian…i don’t get it…i guess i’v always been a late bloomer

Do?

Jasbas, you’re right, there is a mix up somewhere, the tune is in Bm…? What would be the right chord on your opinion?

just play a Dmaj or a Bmin…love the tune

Reel Eugène

Cool, where did you get it from? Any recordings?

Reel Eugène

Ha! Thanks for postiong the links joesmith.

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"Reel Eugène" ~ a little bit more, and an MP3 too

"Reel Eugène" ~ C: Arthur Pigeon

Evidently composed by Arthur Pigeon… ?

Elsewhere ~ "Reel Eugène traditionnel – répertoire Arthur Pigeon"

Re: Reel Eugene

thanks for this StuPix - I haven’t heard a tune I like this much in ages! I just got out a low D gob iron
and found I could play it like I knew it all my life. I’m trying it on the box next - having heard yer man McGann
I think i’ll leave the mandolin for this one………….

Re: Reel Eugene

just did a Google search to find out more info on this tune’s composer Arthur Pigeon - turns out theres an
Arthur Pigeon Ecole Secondaire in the St Laurence Valley Quebec, but couldn’t find any reference to the man himself - would he be famous enough to have a school named after him, or are there 1000s of ‘Arthur Pigeons ’ the Quebecois equivalent of John Brown here in the UK? Maybe one of our Canadian members could shed some light

Re: Reel Eugene

According to notes in "Danse ce Soir" (Mel Bay) :-
Arthur Pigeon (1884-1966) was a famous Montreal accordionist. A disciple of Alfred Montmarquette, Pigeon played in the urban accordion style developed by his teacher. Pigeon made thirty-four 78-rpm records between 1936 and 1940 with his fiddle-piano-accordion trio, Les Trois copains (The Three Buddies) and his group, Le Trio Pigeon. His grandsons, twins Marcel and Phylias, are accordionists (born 1931, Montreal) who have kept their grandfather’s repertoire alive.
They play this tune, Eugene, on the recording "Accordeons diatoniques".

It’s commonly played in Bm/D but in Danse ce Soir it’s notated in Am/C.

Re: Reel Eugene

But more — In Danse ce Soir, the tune is "from the repertoire of Arthur Pigeon" , not directly credited to him as the composer.

Reel Eugene, X:5

A Part (Bminor):
- Syncopated the 7th bar,
- Split the B4’s, A4’s, and F4’s into pairs of equal-length notes for a more Appalachian style,

B Part (Dmajor):
- Changed a few pick-up notes,
- Altered the last sequence of notes in the 7th bar

Other ideas that seem to work to varying degrees:
- Last four notes of 7th bar + first four notes of 8th bar for the B Part could be: "eceA dfec", "ecec fdec", "ecec fdec", "eAeA fdec", "eAeg fdec", etc. etc. (basically, plug in A, c, and\or g into the 2nd/4th notes there + adjust order of "fd" or "df" accordingly in the next bar)
- 4th bar of B Part could be "Aceg fdAe"
- 7th & 8th bars of B Part could be "a3g e2ce|1 dfec d2de :|2 dfec d2F2"
- c# instead of F# for the pick-up note going into the A Part

Re: Reel Eugene

And:
- 8th bar of B Part could start with "f2ec d2 …", or, "d2ec d2 …", depending on the notes leading up to this point

Re: Reel Eugène

Arthur’s twin grandsons played it as well. Read that they wanted to keep their grandfather’s repertoire alive.

They also played another similar Quebec reel, see: https://thesession.org/tunes/17564. It’s in Bmin, has a similar feel, and also has a key change to Dmaj in the B Part.