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X:235 T:Jack Delad D:Andr\'e Alain, @1:17 L:1/8 M:2/2 Q:1/2=110 K:A |: A2cA eAcA| B2GB EBGB| A2cA eAcA| fagb [1 afec :| [2 a3b|| |: aece agab| aece a3b| aece agg/2f/2e| fagb a2a2| gabg fgaf| efed cAe2| f3f fece| fagb [1 a3b :| [2 afec|| %%text %%text Andr\'e Alain, Violoneux de St-Basile de Portneuf, Quebec %%text %%text edited/transcribed by Paul Fackler (

JACK DELAD. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The 'B' part is twice the length (16 measures) than the first. "Jack de Lad" is a Quebecois variant of the "Four Hand Reel (1) (The)/Five Mile Chase (1)" tune family, which also includes the Quebec "Reel de Tadoussac (2)." The title, "Jack('s) the Lad" in English, is unrelated to the tune that usually is known by that name.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler André Alain (1931-2000) of St-Basile-de-Portneuf, near Québec City [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources : - Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 1, p. 41. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 96.

Recorded sources: -André Alain: Violoneux de St-Basile-de-Portneuf." Les chauffeurs à pieds - "Frapabor & Persoreille."

See also listing at:
Hear/see André Alain play the tune at [1] (@1:17)

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