Ah! les femmes (1)

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X:1 T:Ah! les femmes T:Ah! the Ladies M:C| L:1/8 R:Two-Step and Song Air Q:"Fast" N:From the playing of fiddler/violinist Philias Malouin D:Starr15646B (78 RPM), Philias Malouin (1929) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13309.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G {cBA}GGGB AAAc|BGBd g2fg|agec A2Bc|dcAF E2FD| GGGB AAAc|BGBd g2ga|baga eged|1B2A2 G2(3DEF:|2 B2[D2d2][B2g2]|| |:(ef|g)gga ggga|gfga g2z2|GFED GFED|F2D2C3[A=f]-| [A^f]ffg fffg|fefg f2z2|FEFG FEFG|F2D2 G3f-| ggga ggga|gaba g2z2|gaba gfed|f2d2c3[A=f]-| [A2^f2]fg f2fg|fgab f2FE|DEFG ABc^c|.d2[F2A2][B,2G2]:|| P:Vocal d4B4|[M:3/2]G4- G2D2 E2 D2 |F6-F2z4 |[M:C|]c4A4|[M:3/2]F4-F2 D2E2D2|G6- G2z4| d4B4|[M:3/2]G4- G2d2 ec3 |F6-F2z4 |[M:C|]c4A4|[M:3/2]F4-F2 D2E2D2|G6- G2z4||

AH! LES FEMMES [1]. AKA - "Ah! The Ladies." French-Canadian, Two-step and Song Air (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB & vocal. "Ah! les femmes" was a two-step with vocals by fiddler/violinist Philias Malouin, recorded for Starr records in Oct. 1929, and released in January of the following year. The simple lyric, sung in French and then English, goes:

Les femmes, a voluez-vous,
Les femmes, ?;
The ladies, I love them small,
The ladies, I love them tall;
The ladies, they make me fall,
The ladies, I love them all.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. 20

Recorded sources : - Starr15646B (78 RPM), Philias Malouin (1929).

See also listing at :
Hear Philas Malouin's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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