Cotillon des vieilles filles
X:1 T:Cotillon des vieilles filles M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" N:The 2nd strain is the 1st strain of "Glise a Sherbrooke" N:Transcribed from the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal, Québec) D:Bluebird B-1124 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy, Donat Lafleur (1937) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14573.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G,2G2] Bd ||Sgagf|efec d4|B2 Bd cdcB|AFAc d4| B2 Bd gagf|efec d4|B2 Bd cdcB|ABAF G2Bd| [M:2/4]gagf|[M:C|]efec d4|B2 Bd cdcB|AFAc d4| B2 Bd gagf|efec d4|B2 Bd cdcB|ABAF G4|| |:[M:C|]B2 BB cBce|d3d BGBd|cdcB AFAe|d4 BAGA| B2 BB cBce|d3d BGBd|cdcB ABAF|[M:2/4]G2G2S:|
COTILLON DES VIEILLES FILLES (Old Girls' Cotillion). The second strain of this reel is the same as the first strain of the reel once known to American contra-dancers as "Glise à Sherbrooke," although the most common traditional Québecois title for the tune is "Reel de Tadoussac (1)". In any case, the strain itself is derived from the air to the song "Home Sweet Home (2)", from John Howard Payne's play Clari, Or The Maid Of Milan, produced in 1823. Researcher Jean Duval notes that Isidore Soucy himself employed the strain in two other of his recorded pieces, "Set américain 2ème partie (Soucy)" and "Quadrille national 2ème partie."