X:1 T:Reel de Beloeil N:From the accordion playing of Édouard Picard (1883-1931) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Victor 263803 (78 RPM), Édouard Picard (1931) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13069.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (E/F/E)|D3D DFEG|FDDE F2AA|AdcB AGFE|DAAd BGEC| D2 DD DFEG|FDDE F2 AA|AdcB AGFE|DdAF D2 :| |:AG|"*"FAdA FAdA|[M:2/4]GBcB|[M:C|]Acec Acec |dfed cBAG| FAdA FAdA|[M:2/4]GBcB|[M:C|]Acec Acec |1dfec d2 :|2 fecd dddd||"'A'part"DDDD DFEG| P:Substitutions: "*"FA(d/e/d) FA(d/e/d)|[M:2/4]GB(c/d/c)B|[M:C|]Ac(e/f/e)ec Ac(e/f/e)c |dfed cBAG|
REEL BELOEIL. AKA - "Reel de Beloeil." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). From the repertoire of accordion player Édouard Picard (1883-1931), who recorded it in December, 1930 (released in 1931). Beloeil is a town east of Montreal, located in southwestern Quebec on the Richelieu River. Picard's original recording was 'crooked', or irregular, in the second strain (with a measure of 2/4 time), but is often played nowadays (especially for contra dancing) with the part 'straightened' by doubling the 2/4 measure.