Gigue du Violoneux
X:1 T:Reel du violoneux, Le T:Gigue du Violoneux C:Joseph Allard M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:D e|f2 d AFA|B2 A d2 f|efg B2 c|d2 e f2 g|! aba AFA|B2 c d2 f|efg B2 c|edd d2:|! |:d|g3 -gag|f2 d fgf|efe ede|fdB B2 A|! g3 gag|f2 d fgf|e2 d efg|ABc d2:|!
GIGUE/REEL DU VIOLONEUX. French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The jig is a derivative of the 19th century American song and jig "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines." Fiddler Joseph Allard   (1873-1947) recorded the tune in 1929 for the Victor label (issued under the title "Le reel du violoneux," not 'gigue'), which he had, according to Carmelle Bégin (1978) learned from his father, "Tenfant" Allard. Allard's recording was re-recorded or re-issued in 1937. Allard researcher Jean Duval says the melody is strongly associated with the dance Capitaine Voleur.
Source for notated version: Joseph Allard [Cuillerier].
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- Jean Duval, "La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947", 2018, pp. 70-71.