Breakdown de minuit
X:1 T:Breakdown de minuit N:From the playing of fiddler Maurice Ferland, a pseudonym for Joseph N:Allard (1873-1947, Montreal). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Very fast" D:Bluebird B-4886 (78 RPM), Maurice Ferland (c. 1937) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14693.mp3 K:D AG|SFD (3DDD D2 FD|EA, (3A,A,A, A,2 AG|FGAc BGBd|ceAc dBAG| FD (3DDD D2 FD|EA, (3A,A,A, A,2 AG|FGAd BGEC|1ED (3DDD DBAG:|2 FD (3DDD D2|| |:ag|fdfa gfed|gfed cA (3AAA |Acef gfed|eaa^g a2fa| fdfa gfed|gfed cA (3AAA |BABc dBAG|1FD (3DDD D2:|2 FD (3DDD ABAGS||
BREAKDOWN DE MINUIT (Midnight Breakdown). French-Canadain, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Breakdown de minuit" was recorded c. 1937 for Bluebird Records in Montreal by fiddler Maurice Ferland, a pseudonym for Joseph Allard (1873-1947), a prolific recording artist in the 78 RPM era. The opening bars in the first stain form a motif that is quite widespread in Britain, Ireland and North America. See "Prime's Hornpipe," "Waterford Hornpipe" and "Muddy Water (1)" for more.