Reel des vieux garçons

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X:1 T:Reel des vieux garçons S:Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) and Donat Lafleur (1892-1973) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Starr Records 15509a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1929) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G gggg g2fg|g2f2 A2AB|c2A2f2ef|e2d2 B2B2| gggg g2fg|g2f2 A2 AB|c2A2 f2d2|1a2g2g2g2:|2a2g2g2|| |:Bc|d2B2g2B2|d2B2A2AB|c2A2f2 ef|e2d2B2 Bc| d2B2g2B2|d2B2A2 AB|c2A2f2ef|1a2g2g2:|2a2g2g2g2||



REEL DES VIEUX GARÇONS (Old Boys' Reel). French-Canadian, Reel (2/4 or cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune was recorded in October, 1928, by Montreal musicians Isidore Soucy (1899-1962) and accordion player Donat Lafleur (1892-1973), who both lived in the same neighborhood in the city, Hochelaga[1]. The record was released in January, 1929.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962)), 2017; No. 83, p. 47.

Recorded sources: -Carnaval Records, "Dansons avec Isidore Soucy, Lafleur et Montpetit" (c. 1972). Starr Records 15509a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1929).

See also listing at:
Hear Soucy & Lafleur's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962), 2017, p. 204.