Elmer's Tune

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ELMER'S TUNE. AKA and see "Marche Cécilia." Canadian, Polka/Galop (4/4 time). Canada, Québec. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Source Corrigan learned the tune from Yves Verret, but called it for his friend Elmer Boyd. However, the tune was composed by accordion great Alfred Montmarquette (1871-1944), who recorded it in the early 1930's under the title "Marche Cécilia."

Jimmy Kelly & Keith Corrigan

Source for notated version: from the repertoire of Keith Corrigan (Valcartier, Québec) via fiddler Lisa Ornstein & Denis Pépin [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; pp. 76-77, No. 42.

Recorded sources: Lisa Ornstein & Denis Pépin - "Les Danseries de Québec...de l-autre bord de l'eau" (1986).

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