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X: 1 T: Reel Antoinette O: Québec R: reel Z: 2009 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> M: 2/4 L: 1/16 F:http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/Quebec/reel/ReelAntoinette_D.abc K: D |: "D"A2f2 f2df | Affd f2df | a3a afa2 | "A7"bage c3B | A2g2 g2eg | Agge g2eg | a3a ageg | "D"fgfe d3A | "D"A2f2 f2df | Affd f2df | a3a afa2 | "G"b6 a2| "(Em)"gbbg b2ag | "D"faaf a3A | "A7"Acef gece | "D"dBAF D4 :| |: "D"f3f d2f2 | b2fb a3a | f2af d2f2 | "Em"a2fa g3f | g3g f2e2 | "A7"c'6 b2 | a2aa g2eg | "D"fgfe d2Ad | "D"f3f d2f2 | b2fb a3z | d3d cdcA | "G"B4 B2z2 | "(Em)"Bg2g g2fe | "D"dffd f3A | "A7"Acef gece | "D"dBAF D4 :|



REEL ANTOINETTE. French-Canadian, Galope or Polka. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'A"A"'. The tune is attributed to fiddler Jos (Joe) Bouchard (1905-1979), who is said to have named it for his sister. However, according to Lisa Ornstein, he may not have been the composer.
Jos Bouchard


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - French-Canadian button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Québec) [Bégin].

Printed sources : - Bégin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 32, p. 47.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird 55-5394-B (78 RPM), Joe Bouchard (1951). Folkways Records FWRBF114-103, Gabriel Labbé and Philippe Bruneau - "Masters of French Canadian Music, vol. 3" (1980).

See also listing at :
Hear Jos Bouchard's recording on youtube.com [1]
See the transcription at Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécoise [2]
See Lisa Ornstein's transcription [3]



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