Galop des pompiers

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X:1 T:Galop des pompiers S:Alfred Montmarquette (1871-1944, Montreal, Que.) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig and Air N:Montmarqutte double the octave in the second strain: fiddles may play N:the lower octave. D:Starr 15702B (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette & Mme Ed. Bolduc (1930) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14407.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (f|:{g}f)ef d2A|F2A d2g|fef d2A|F2A d2g| gfg e2c|A2ce2a|aaa aba|1gbg f2g:|2[M:9/8]gBc d3- d|| fg|:[M:6/8]a2d b2d|a3 zff|fba gBc|d3 z2a| a2a [A2a2][Bb]|[c3c'3] a|1agf gfe|f3 zfg:|2agf gBc|d3-d2||



GALOP DES POMPIERS. French-Canadian, Galop (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Galop des Pompiers" was a collaboration between the playing of Montreal accordionist Alfred Montmarquette and the singing and percussion of Madamme Bolduc (Mary Travers). After an instrumental of the first two strains, Mme. Bolduc sang about firefighters rushing to quell a blaze:

Galope et galope galopez donc,
Galope et galope galopez donc;
Voilà les pompiers qui sont pressé,
Ôtes-toi dans la rue tu vas t’faire accrocher.
Galope et galope galopez donc,
Galope et galope galopez donc;
C’est l’père Laperrière qui a l’feu dans l’derrière,
Il faut l’arroser pour l’empêcher d’brûler.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Starr 15702B (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette & Mme Ed. Bolduc (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Alfred Montmarquette and Madamme Bolduc's recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1] and youtube.com [2]



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