Gens de la Bastille (Les)

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X: 1 T:Spandy, Le T:Gens de la Bastille (Les) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel K:D fe/d/ f/d/e/f/|g/A/B/c/ B/{c}B/A|fe/d/ f/d/e/f/|g/A/B/c/ d2:| |:af/d/ A/d/f/d/|c/A/B/c/ B/{c}B/A|af/d/ A/d/f/d/|c/A/B/c/ d2:| |:c>c BA/B/|c/A/c/A/ E/A/A/B/|c/A/c/A/ BA/c/|1 c/A/e/c/ AA/B/:|2 c/A/e/c/ A/B/A/G/|| |:F/A/d/f/ af/d/|c/A/B/c/ BA/G/|F/A/d/f/ a/f/d/g/|b/g/e/c/ d A/G/:|2 b/g/e/c/ d2||



GENS DE LA BASTILLE, LES (The People of the Bastille). AKA - "Spandy (1) (Le)." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'DD'. Quebec accordion player Phillipe Bruneau states the tune was made popular by accordion player Rene Alain (who recorded the tune in the 1960's) and by the Soucy Family. Due to its four-part structure it is played for dances like "La Belle Catherine" and "Spandy" in Quebec (the tune is sometimes called "Spandy" as a result).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Dan Compton (Portland, Oregon) from the playing of accordion player Raynald Ouellet [Songer].

Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. 308 (as "Le Spandy (1)"). (Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 83.

Recorded sources : - Richard Forest - "Les pieds qui parlent." Jigsaw - "Cut up the Floor."




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