Pork and Beans
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PORK AND BEANS. AKA - "Quadrille fèves au lard," "Reel boule de neige," "Quadrille canadien -- 1ère partie." Canadian; Polka, Quadrille, Reel (2/4 time). G Major ('A' part) & D major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded under the "Pork and Beans" title by Don Messer and his band in the 1940's, but it was a cover and and English translation of Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard's "Quadrille fèves au lard]]," also released by the record company as "Reel boule de neige" (Snowball). Allard's recording was released in 1932.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 36. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 56, p. 34.