Reel des millionaires
X:1 T:Reel des millionaires N:From the playing of fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Starr 16363B (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1927) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15657.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D P:A aaf-a aaff|bbg-b bbg-b|aaf-a aaf-a |[M:3/2]g2 eg fdeg fd[d2f2]| [M:C|]aaf-a aa[dg]g|b2([Bg]b) bbgb| a2f-a aafd|cdeg fd[d2f2]| aaf-a aa[dg]g|[M:3/2]b2([Bg]b) bb([dg]b) bbg-b|[M:C|] a2 f-a aafa| [M:3/2]g2 eg fdeg fe [d2f2]||
REEL DES MILLIONAIRES. French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval identifies this tune as a version of "Belle Catherine (3) (La)", which itself is a version of the Scottish "Braes of Mar (1) (The)." As with many American "old-time" tunes, each fiddler seems to have a version (or more!) of this tune, and renditions can vary greatly from one another. See also Willie Ringuette's "Reel des noces," for another 78 RPM era variant.