Patins de Pauline (Les)

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X:1 T:Patins de Pauline, Les M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig C:André Marchand S:Transcribed by fiddler Pascal Gemme (of the group Genticorum) [1] K:G GAB GED|GAB GED|FGF E2D|FDF E2D| GAB GED|GAB GED|FGF EFE|DEF G2D:| |:GAB GDB,|CDE DB,G,|ECA, B,A,A,|ECB, A,2D| GAB GDB,|CDE DB,G,|ECA, B,A,A,|DEF G2D||

PATINS DE PAULINE, LES (Pauline’s Skates). French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Québec singer and guitarist André Marchand, who told Susan Songer (Portland Collection) that it was in memory of the long skating excursions on Joliette’s Assumption River, “which he shared with a charming companion.” Fiddler Pascal Gemme (Genticorum) says the tune has been popular in Montréal sessions.

For another ice skating tune, see Claude Méthé's "L'ange aux patins."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 158.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnett SIF3042, La Bottine Souriante - “Chic & Swell” (1982).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played by La Bottine Souriante on [2] [3]

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