Patassa Two-Step

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X:q T: Patassa Two-Step M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Two-Step N:Drone liberally B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1991 (p. 30) N:Transcribe by Ramond Francois K:D "D"z4 "G"b2 ba|b2 ba abag|"D"fedf "A"a2 af|gfed cAce| "D"f2 fd "G"b2 ba|b2 ba abag|"D"fedf "A"a2 af|gfed cAce| "D"d3"Turn"e2f2|"G"g2 gg gage|"D"f2 fe defa|"A"e2 ed cAce| "D"f2 fe dAef|"G"g2 gg gage|"D"f2 fe defa|"A"e2 ed cAce|"D"d4 z4||



PATASSA TWO-STEP. Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The song was named by Ambrose Thibodeaux for a place just south of Eunice, Louisiana, near where he was born and raised. According to Raymond Francois (1990), the name patassa derives from a Choctaw Indian word meaning sunfish or perch.
Ambrose Thibodeaux, Lafayette, 1982.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ambrose Thibodeaux (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box), vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1991; p. 30. Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; p. 244.

Recorded sources : - La Louisiane Records LL-112, Ambrose Thibodeaux. Valcour Records ‎VAL-CD-0016, "Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Wilson Savoy ‎– The Band Courtbouillon" (2011).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played by The Band Courtbouillon on youtube.com [1]



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