Matelot (The)

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MATELOT, THE. English, Jig. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A Matelot is a sailor, but it is also the name of a dance in Holland akin to a hornpipe, albeit performed in clogs with the hands behind the back instead of crossed on the chest (as in the English hornpipe). See also the French and Dutch "Matelotte" tunes.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 13, p. 21.

Recorded sources: Decca FOS 53/54, The Yetties - "Focus on the Yetties" (1978). Folk Era Records, The New St. George Band - "High Tea" (1994). Free Reed Records, Old Swan Band - "The Old Swan Band" (2008). Wildgoose Records, Old Swan Band - "Swan for the Money" (2011).




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