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REEL A TI-COQ. AKA and see "Reel de la jeunesse." French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval believes Soucy's title may refer to champion cyclistRaymond Bédard of Lachine, a working class suburb of Montréal that borders the St Lawrence River. He got his nickname, Ti-Coq, because of his small stature, but he was one of the best North American cyclists of the 1930's, until World War II intervened (in which he saw service as a seaman). The Toronto Globe and Mail of Oct. 19th, 1936 gushed after the Montréal Grind, one of his races:

'Six Days of cycling at an end, a trio of youthful pedallers held a new mileage today in winning Montréal's fifteenth semi-annual saucer grind. Though not rated an outstanding threat at the start of the race, Raymond Bedard, Georges Trepanier, and Jerry Rodman, racing under the Canadien Hockey Club colors, fought their way to victory Saturday night over a field that contained six other teams in the final hour. When the last wheel had spun over the finish line this trio had travelled exactly 3,039 miles (4862.4kms) and 5 laps to establish a new record in Montréal six-day bike racing history.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1963), 2017; No. 220, p. 111.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-4936 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1936).

See also listing at :
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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