Lucky Trapper's Reel

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LUCKY TRAPPER'S REEL. AKA - "Reel Dejarlis." AKA and see "Manitou Cassée." Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Métis fiddler and composer Andy Dejarlis [1] (1914-1975). The tune has been played by Quebec fiddlers (in 'D') as "Reel Dejarlis"; Pascal Gemme calls his slightly crooked variant "Manitou Cassée" (Broken Manitou).

Andy Dejarlis

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 147.

Recorded sources: London Records EB 28, Andy Dejarlis and His Early Settler's - "Red River Echoes Vol. 2" (1960's).

See also listing at:
Hear Dejarlis's' recording on youtube [2]

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