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FRENCH MINUET. Two-Step, Waltz. Key of G. Canada, United States. This dance is neither French nor a minuet, but rather a pattern dance probably of early 20th-century American origin, and popular in Canada. It alternates between two-step and waltz rhythm, similar to the older Rye Waltz and the Butterfly. Either the waltz part or the two step part can be played first.

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Recorded sources : - Apex AL 1641 - Don Messer "Don Messer's House Party" (1966). Imperial 1117 -Betty K and her Tip-O-Tex Boys (1949). Voyager 312 - Grant Lamb "Manitoba Fiddler" (1974). Smithsonian Folkways 8827 -Bob Arbuckle, Verner Mikkelson, N. Roy Clifton "Old Time Couple Dances" (2004; originally released on Folkways Records 1961). Sunshine Records SSBLP 436 - Reg Bouvette "Drops of Brandy" (1980).

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