Reel des millionaires

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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: 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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 52, p. 33.

Recorded sources : - Starr 16363B (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1927)

See also listing at :
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1927 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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