Polka de St-Basile

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X:1 T:Polka de St-Basile M:C| L:1/8 R:Polka Q:"Quick" N:from the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal, Québec) D:Bluebird B-1124 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafluer (1937) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14574.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A ze^de|: fecA EAAA |{B}A2 G2G2Bc|dcBA GABG|F2E2E2^de| fecA EAAA|{B}A2G2G2Bc|dcBA GEFG|1Acec Ae^de:|2Acec A2|| CD|ECEA cBAG|FDFA d2BA|GAGB dBGE |ABAF E2CD| ECEA cBAG|FDFA dcBA| GAGB dBGB |A2c2A2:|



POLKA DE ST-BASILE. French-Canadian, Polka (cut or 2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. Saint-Basile is a municipality situated in the Portneuf region, on the west bank of the St. Lawrence river about twenty-five miles below Quebec City. Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds the second strain of the tune to be nearly identical to that of "Kelly's Hornpipe (1)," while the first strain is similar to that of "Kitty Sean's Barn Dance," from County Donegal, Ireland[1].


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1963), 2017; No. 239, p. 120.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-1124 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafluer (1937).

See also listing at :
Hear Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur's 1937 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1963, 2017, p. 221 [2]