Gigue des commères

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X:1 T:Gigue des commères T:Gossip's Jig M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" N:from the playing of composer & accordionist Alfred N:Montmarquette (1871-1944, Montreal)] N:The first note of the 'A' part on the repeat is an "A" rather than a 'd'. D:Starr 15719 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette, Mme. Bolduc & Blanche Gauthier (1930) D: N: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D V:1 "*"d2fe fedc|B2gf gfed|c2af agfe|dfaf bafd| a2fd {^g}aedc|B2 ge gfed|c2a2 agce|1dd'af d2(3BcB:|2 dd'af d2z2|| a2 fd A2df|afb2 agff|g2 ec A2ce|eaaa geee| a2 fd A2df|aabb agff|g2 ec AABc|1dfaf d2z2:|2dfaf d2z2|| V:2 "La"A4"la"f4|"la"B4 z4|"la"c4"la"a4|"la"f4z4| "la"A4"la"f4|"'la"B4z4|"la"c4"la"a4|1"la"d2"la"f2"la"d2z2:|2"la"d2"la"f2"la"d2z2||

GIGUE DES COMMÈRES (Gossip's Jig). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune was recorded in Montreal for the Starr label in July, 1930. The charm of the piece is not only in the simple yet substantial melody played by accordionist [biography:Alfred Montmarquette]] (1873-1944), but in the singing of Mme. Bolduc and Blanche Gauthier (with whom Montmarquette often accompanied and recorded with). There are no words, only "la-la's" to represent 'anonymous' gossiping. Mme Bolduc also played the guimbarde (Jews Harp) on the recording.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Starr 15719 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette, Mme. Bolduc, Blanche Gauthier (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Alfred Montmarquette's 1930 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1] and at [2]

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