Reel du commis de barre

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X:1 T:Reel du commis de barre L:1/8 M:C| D:Victor 263830 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1931) F: N:Allard played his 'F#' notes a bit flat. Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Bc|dgfe dcBA|BD D/D/D B4|AD D/D/D A4|BD D/D/D B2Bc| dgfe dcBA|BD D/D/D B3d|c2D2 A2FA|1G2B2G2:|2G2B2 G4|| |:A/A/A A2 B/B/B B2|A/A/A A2 f3f/g/|f2e>f e<d c2|(e/f/e) de dc B2| A/A/A A2 B/B/B B2|A/A/A A2 f3f/g/|f2e>f e<dce|1d2f2d4:|d2f2d2 || ef|:g2B2 d2G2|B2D2 G3B|AGFG ABcd|(e/f/e) dc d2ef| g2B2 d2G2|B2D2 G3B|AGFG ABcd|1(e/f/e) dB G2Bd:|2 (e/f/e) dB G2||

REEL DU COMMOS DE BARRE (Bartender's Reel). AKA and see "Reel du petit minou," "Set d'en bas de Québec - 2ème partie." French-Canadian, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. "Reel du commis de barre" (Bartender's Reel) was recorded by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard in 1931 for Victor Records. It was later recorded by Isidore Soucy as "Set d'en bas de Québec - 2ème partie." Jean Duval (2018) finds the first strain cognate with "London Hornpipe"/"Navvie on the Line." See also Jean Carignan's two-part version of the piece, "Reel de Portneuf (2)," learned from his mentor Allard.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Jospeh Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 67, p. 33.

Recorded sources: - Victor 263830b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1931)

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1931 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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