X: 1 T: Frenchie's Reel O: Trad Z: John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> M: C| L: 1/8 F:http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/music/abc/Contra/reel/FrenchiesR_Bb.abc K: Bb |: FE \ | "Bb"DFBc d2FE | DFBc d2cB | "F7"AFcF eFcF | AFcF e2FE | | "Bb"DFBc d2FE | DFBc d2cB | "F7"AFcF eFcF | "Bb"BABc B2 :| |: FE \ | "Bb"~D2BD FBDF | BDFB- BDFB | "Eb"~E2BE GBEG | "(Cm)"BEGB- BEGB | | "F7"~F2cF AcFA | eFAd- dFcF | "Bb"BABd "F7"cBAc | "Bb"BABc B2 :|
FRENCHIE'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Hinds): AA'BB' (Songer). Composed by Canadian fiddlers Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, recorded by Allen in 1957. It has been a New England contra dance staple for decades. According to Lavigne's widow, the tune was written by her husband, although popularized by Allen.