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X:1 T:Patte du mouton, La M:2/2 L:1/8 B:J.A. Boucher – “Le Repertoire du Violoneux” (1933, No. 109, p. 52) B:“Le Repertoire du Violoneux” (Nouvelle édition 2018 par Jean Duval) [1] K:A EGAB|c2c2 cdcB|ABcA EGAc|BABc dcBA|c2c2 EGAB| c2c2 EGAB|c2c2 cdcB|ABcA EGAc|[M:3/2]BBGB A2A2:| |:c e2e|[M:2/2]e2 ce eecf|eccc c3c|c3c BABd|c2c2 EGAB| c2c2 cdcB|c2c2 cdcB|ABcA EGAc|[M:3/2] BBGB A2A2:| |:A,CEG|[M:2/2] A3A AGAc|BABc dBcA|BG A2 A,CEG|F3G F2 ED|[M:3/2]CA,B,C B,2A,2:|

PATTE DU MOUTON (Leg of Mutton). AKA - "Sheep Shanks," "Sheep Paw." AKA and see "Reel du pendu." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard or AEae tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A version of "Reel du pendu" (Hanged Man's Reel), often heard in two-part versions in Quebec but sometimes with additional sections or variations attached. Researcher Jean Duval records that the title "Patte du mouton' is common for the 'Reel du pendu" in Gaspésie and Acadie, in both French and English. For example, he says, fiddler Romeo Hottot from Douglastown in the Gaspé (filmed by Glenn Patterson) calls "Sheep's Paw" a version of the "Hanged Man's Reel."

For another Québécois 'mutton' tune, see Aimé Gagnon's "Cotillon de la patte du mouton." See also “Paddy on the Turnpike (1).”

Additional notes

Printed sources : - J.A. Boucher (Le Répertoire du Violoneux), 1933; No. 109, p. 52).

Recorded sources : - Smithsonian Folkways Records SFW 40116, “Mademoiselle, voulez-vous danser?” (1999. Larry Riendeau. Various artists).

See also listing at :
Hear Larry Riendeau's recording on [2]
Jean Duval's 2018 edition of Boucher's 1933 Le Répertoire du Violoneux [3].

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