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GRAND TEXAS. Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Louisiana. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A(Vocal)ABB(Vocal)A. "Papa Cairo," Julius Lamperez, composed this song and recorded it with Chuck Guillory's band. A related song, taken from the Cajun tradition, is Hank Williams' famous "Jambalaya." One story has it that Moon Mullican introduced Williams to "Grand Texas" and helped him with the Cajun words for "Jambalaya." Hank played for a time on the Louisiana Hayride, out of Shreveport, in northern Louisiana-not Cajun country, which is in the southwest of the state.

Source for notated version: Clarence Alleman with Aldus Roger's band (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chere), 1990; pp. 374-376.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-LP122, Aldus Roger.

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