Lake Arthur Stomp (1)

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LAKE ARTHUR STOMP [1]. AKA and see "Arnaudville Two-Step," "Two-Step d'Arnaudville." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Greenblatt): BAA (Francois). Credit for composition of this tune, an instrumental, is claimed by Varise Connor who said he first started playing it in 1925, though he said he had heard a man play a tune "somewhat like that" previous--"but it sure wasn't like the way I played it." Lake Arthur is located in Louisiana. The "Arnaudville Two-Step", by Johnny Richard, Ray Cormier and "Boy" Fruge, is "Lake Arthur Stomp" with lyrics added. Dennis McGee's "One-Step de Mamou," recorded in October, 1929, in New Orleans for Vocalion Records, is a version (and perhaps a precursor), as is "Two Step de Marais Bouleur" (Marais Bouleur is the name of a Louisiana town). See also "Bosco Stomp."

Source for notated version: Varise Connor (La.) Francois.

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 196-197. Greenblatt (The Cajun Fiddle Tune Book), 1985; p. 33.

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