Huppes Taiauts (Les)

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HUPPES TAIAUTS, LES (The Clever Hounds). AKA and see "Hip et Taiau," "Hip et Taiaud." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The French word Huppe, used colloquially, means clever while taiaut comes from the English shout tally-ho, and refers to a hound dog -- thus Francois' "Clever Hounds", though there are other interpretations of the title. See also related tunes "Haricots Sont Pas Sales (Les)," Irene Whitfield's "Hip et Taiaut," Moise Robin's "Filles d'Arnaudville (Les)," Jimmy Newman's "Hippy Ty-Yo" and Joe Bonsall's "Hippy Ti Yo."

Source for notated version: a blend of Joe Bonsall's and Jimmy Newman's versions [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 164-165.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-140, Jimmy Newman. Swallow Records SW-LP6049, Joe Bonsall.

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