L'Anse de Belair
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L'ANSE DE BELAIR (Belair Cove). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal). L'Anse de Belair is located southeast of Ville Platte, Louisiana. According to Raymond Francois (1990), anse is the French name for a place where a wooded area curves around the prairie, "like the handle of a bucket or cooking pot, which is what anse really means." Related songs are Iry LeJeune's "Branche du Murier (La)" and Ambrose Thibodeaux's and Aldus Roger's "Mulberry Waltz".
Source for notated version: Dennis McGee (La.) [Francois].
Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; pp. 21-22.
Recorded sources: Morningstar Records MS-45002, Dennis McGee - "Early Recordings of Dennis McGee" (1977).