Gigue du carnaval
X:1 T:Gigue du carnaval N:from the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal, Québec). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 15405 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928. Recorded 12/1927) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15757.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G dc|BGBd eceg|fdfa ggdg|[M:3/2]bagf eaaa aaef| [M:C|]gfga g2dc|BGBd eceg|1 fdfa g2:|2fdfa gf g2|| |:[M:3/2]GBdB GBdB c-Bc2 |[M:C|]DFAF DFAF|DFAc BGGG| [M:3/2]GBdB GBdB c-Bc2 |[M:C|]DFAF DFAc|1Bdeg fage:|2Bdef g2||
GIGUE DU CARNAVAL. French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Montreal fiddler Isidore Soucy's 'crooked' (irregularly metered) "Gigue du carnaval" is of unknown origin, although Soucy researcher Jean Duval noted distinct similarity to "Hick's Hornpipe", as printed by Francis O'Neill in 1903. 'Carnaval' in the title refers to the celebration known as Carnival and Mardi Gras, which Duval notes was on March 3rd, 1928, for which the release of the recording was timed.