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X:1 T:Batteux, Le M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Reel Z:Transcribed by Steve Fry from the CD Airs Tordus K:A A-|:ABcd [Ae]c [Ae]g|[M:4/4](3[Af]ff [Ad]f [Ae]c[Ae]g|(3[Af]ff [Ad]f [Ae]c[Ae]g| [Aa]e cA [EB]B[GB][EB]|[M:2/4][E2B2] cB|[M:4/4]ABcd [Ae]c [Ae]g| (3[Af]ff [Ad]f [Ae]c[Ae]g|(3[Af]ff [Ad]f [Ae]c[Ae]g|1 [Aa]ecA (3[EB]BB GB| [M:2/4]A2:|[M:4/4]|2 [Aa]e cA (3[EB]BB [GB][EB]|[M:2/4][A,2E2A2] cA|| |:[M:4/4][A,2E2A2] [Ac]c (3[EB]BB [GB][EB]|[M:2/4]BA[Ec]A|[M:4/4][A,2E2A2] [Ac]A (3[EB]BB [GB][EB]| [M:2/4] [A,2E2A2] [Ec]A|[M:4/4][A,2E2A2] [Ac]c (3[EB]BB [EG]B|[M:2/4][Ed]B cA| |1 [M:4/4]EAc(A (3B)BB GB|[M:2/4]AAcA:||2[M:4/4][A,2E2A2] cA (3[EB]BB [GB][EB]|[M:2/4][A,4E2A2]||

BATTEUX, LE (The Grain Mill). French-Canadian, Jig (3/2 or 6/4 time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Hart & Sandell note the tune was an accompaniment for a dance that was performed at grain-threshing 'bees' (parties).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Louis 'Pitou' Boudreault (1905-1988, Saguenay region, Québec) [Hart & Sandell, Remon & Bouchard].

Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. p. 27. Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 35, p. 66. Remon & Bouchard (25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 1: Québec Fiddle Tunes), 1996; No. 5.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnett GLCD 3042, La Bottine Souriante - "Chic & Swell" (1988. Learned from Louis "Pitou" Boudreault). 30 Below TB 001CD, Les têtes de violon (Bouchard et al) - "Airs Tordus/Crooked Tunes" (1998). Voyager 322, Louis Boudreault - "Old Time Fiddler of Chicoutimi, Québec" (1977, 1993).

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