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X:1 T:A.A. Deschênes M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning Z:Transcribed by Steve Fry N:"Repertoire of Yvon Mimeault's father, via the tune's namesake. N:Transcribed from Yvon Mimeault, "Y' était temps!" by Steve Fry" K:A |:"A"A,2 CE A,A,CE|A,B,CE AGAB|cdec "D"dcBd| "A"cBAc "E"BAFD|"A"A,2 CE A,A,CE|A,B,CE AGAB| cdec "D"dcBd|1 "E"cBGB "A"A2 cA:|2 "E"cBGB "A"A4|| |:"A"efec Ace=g|"D"fdfd (3ABc df|"A"e2 cc Acec| "E"[E2B2] GB EBGB|"A"Acec Ace=g|"D"fdfd Adfd| "A"ecec Acec|"E" BEGB "A"A4:||



A.A. DESCHÊNES. AKA and see "Gigue des pionniers." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. "A.A. Deschênes" is a traditional tune in the repertoire of Idilon Mimeault, father of fiddler Yvon Mimeault (b. 1928, Mont-Louis, Gaspé). It bears the name of André-Albert Deschênes, a violin-maker originally from Les Hauteurs (near Rimouski), who assisted a grateful Yvon in recalling it to memory.

See also fiddler Isidore Soucy's (1899-1963) version as "Gigue des pionniers."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. 19.

Recorded sources : - Yvon Mimeault - "Y'était temps!/It's about time!" (1998).




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