Reel de la main blanche
X: 3 T: Reel de la main blanche R: reel M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: Fmaj c2 d2 e2 || f2AB AGFA | c2cd cAFA | B/A/BGB AFGA | [M:6/4] GFEF G2 c2 d2 e2 | [M:4/4] f2AB AGFA | c2cd cAFA | B/A/B GB AFGA |1 [M:6/4] GFEF G2 c2 d2 e2 :||2 [M:4/4] GFEG F2-F2|| f2cf Acfa | g2eg cdef | g2eg gefg | a2f2 g/f/e fg | a2f2 fed2 | c2 Ac FcAc | B2GB AGFA | GFEG F2-F2 | f2cf Acfa | g2eg cdef | g2gg cefg | a2f2 g/f/e fg | a2f2 fed2 | c2 Ac FcAc | B2GB AGFA | [M:6/4] GFEG F2 c2 d2 e2 ||
REEL DE LA MAIN BLANCHE. AKA - "Mains Blances (Les)." AKA and see "Gigue de la Débauche," "Larry O'Gaff (1)," "Mère Blanche (La)," "Quadrille de Ste-Julie," "Reel de la débauche" "Set Canadian." French-Canadian, Reel (4/4 and 6/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. "Reel de la main blanche" is one of several Québecois versions in triple and duple time (albeit often 'crooked' or irregularly metered) of the Irish reel usually known as "Larry O'Gaff (1)," after the comic song set to the melody. Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard recorded 6/8 versions as "Mère Blanche (La)" (1928) and "Gigue de la Débauche" (1937), while Isidore Soucy recorded duple time versions as "Quadrille de Ste-Julie" (Bluebird B4925a, 1936) and "Set Canadian" (Starr 15992a, 1936). Bottine Souriante modeled their version on the Soucy recordings.