Gigue des artisans
X:1 T:Gigue des artisans I:From the 1928 recording by Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal) at the I:Virtual Gramphone http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/virtual-gramophone/Pages/Item.aspx?idNumber=1007649693 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 15485 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928) S:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15901.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G def|:Sg2fg dgfg|[M:3/2]dgfg dgba gdef|[M:C|]g2 fg dgcc |[M:3/2]BcAG FGAc Bdef| [M:C|]g2 fg dgfg|dgba gdef|gfga gfed|1 egfa gdef:|2 egfa gag|| A|:G2[GB]G [Gd]G[GB]G|ABcd cBAG|Bdgd Bd2B|[M:3/2]cBAF GBBG DDDF| [M:C|]G2[GB]G [Gd]G[GB]G|ABcd cBAG|Bdgd BddB|1cAFA G2 (DE/F/):|2cAFA GdefS||
GIGUE DES ARTISANS (The Craftsman's Jig). AKA and see: "Reel des travailleurs," "Traveller's Reel," "Walker Street." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Gigue des artisans" is Isidore Soucy's slightly 'crooked' interpretation of the venerable Walker Street <div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/4/p/4p0qns70soafh1r5wvvtr6y52xjqwxh/4p0qns70.midi"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/4/p/4p0qns70soafh1r5wvvtr6y52xjqwxh/4p0qns70.png" width="657" height="54" alt=" X:1 M:C| L:1/8 K:G G2 BG dGBG|ABcd cBAG|Bdgd egdB|cBAG FADF| "/></div> "Laborer's Reel (1)" and "Traveller's Reel." The title usually has to do with itinerant laborers, however, Soucy elevates them to the status of craftsmen in his title, perhaps associating 'travelers' with tinkers.