Reel des "Vive la joie"

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X:1 T:Reel des "Vive la joie" N:From the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Quebec) M:C| L:1/8 D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14815.mp3 D:Bluebird B-4892A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1936) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G dd d2c2|:B4 D4-|D2 G2F2G2|A4 E4-|E2G2F2G2|e4F4-| F2d2^c2d2|g2B2d4-|d2dd d2c2|B4 D4-|D2 G2F2G2|A4 E4-| E2G2F2G2|e3f e2d2|d2c2E2F2|1[M:3/2]GAGF G2 d2d2c2:|2[M:C|]GAGF G2|| |:Bc|d2Bdg2Bc|deBG D2Bd|(3cdc AF DFAc|e2d2d2Bc| Bdg2Bc|deBG D2Bd|(3cdc AF DFAB|cBAF G2:|]



REEL DES 'VIVE LA JOIE. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds "Reel des 'Vive la joie'" to be a version of "Flannigan's Polka." Also, notes Duval, the title is a reference to the group formed by fiddler Isidore Soucy, accordion player Donat Lafleur and guitarist Jimmy Dabaté [1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 210, p. 106.

Recorded sources: -Bluebird B-4892A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1936).

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



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962, 2017, p. 218.