L'Anse Maigre Two-Step

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L'ANSE MAIGRE TWO-STEP. Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A traditional tune. L'Anse Maigre is north of Eunice and known for its poor clay soil, according to Raymond Francois (1990). He also notes that when the accidental in the fourth measure is played the musicians usually jump or swing their instruments upwards higher than normal.

Source for notated version: Jamie Berzas, Mark Young (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; p. 330.

Recorded sources: Arhoolie 359, Isom J. Fontenot - "Folksongs of the Louisiana Acadiens" (1959). Bee Records BEE-155, Jamie Berzas, Mark Young, and the Cajun Tradition.




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