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MADAME YOUNG. AKA and see "Kolinda/Colinda." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)BA(Vocal)B(Vocal)B(Vocal)B. The song is similar to Oran "Doc" Guidry's and Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc's "Allons Danser Colinda," but has a different turn, or 'B' part. The tune was originally recorded by fiddler Dennis McGee and Sady Courville in 1929 as "Madame Young Donnez Moi Votre Plus Jolie" (Madame Young, Give Me Your Sweetest).

Source for notated version: fiddler Dennis McGee [1] (1893-1989, Eunice, La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 209-211.

Recorded sources: Old Timey Records OT-114, Dennis McGee. Vocalion 5319 (78 RPM), Dennis McGee & Sady Courville (1929).

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See a video of fiddler Dennis McGee playing the tune on youtube [2]. It was filmed in 1983 by Alan Lomax at McGee's home in Eunice, Louisiana.




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