Fraises et les Framboises (Les)

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FRAISES ET LES FRAMBOISES, LES (Raspberries, Strawberries). Canadian, New England; Air and Two-Step (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). tuning There is a singing call to the dance tune (Page). ABB' (Miskoe & Paul): AABB (Page): AABB' (Miller & Perron): AA'BB' (Sweet). The chorus of the song goes:

Ah, les fraises et les framboises
du bon vin j'en ai bu.
Croy-ez-moi, jolies bourgeoises,
J'me suis jamais tant plu.

Source for notated version: transplanted French-Canadian fiddler Omer Marcoux {1898-1982} (Concord, New Hampshire), who "learned (the tune) in the crib" [Miskoe & Paul].

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 157. Miskoe & Paul (Omer Marcoux), 1994; p. 36. Page (Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 9. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1965/1981; p. 59.

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