Mamou Two-Step (1)

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MAMOU TWO-STEP [1]. AKA - "Débris Two-Step." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). BBAABBBBBBAABBAA. This instrumental is named for the area around Mamou, Louisiana, as are "Big Mamou," "Grand Mamou," "Tit Galop Por Mamou," and "Tit Mamou." A waltz tune called "Mamou Two-Step" can be heard in Michael Cimino's 1980 movie Heaven's Gate, where it is played by a fiddler on roller skates (who then jumps on stage to be accompanied by a band on rollerskates), but it is a different tune than the faster instrumental (see "Mamou Two-Step (3)" for waltz version).

Aldus Roger

Source for notated version: Aldus Roger (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; p. 410.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-LP122, Aldus Roger.

See also listing at:
Hear versions on youtube.com [1] [2]




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