T:Reel du lièvre, Le (The Hare Reel)
S:Fiddler Pascal Gemme (of the group Genticorum)
|:GB/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ E/E/F/E/|D/G/B/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/F/A/F/ G(3D/E/F/|
GB/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ E/E/F/E/|D/G/B/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/F/A/F/ G(3D/E/F/:|
|:g/a/g/e/ dB/d/|gf/g/ a/f/d|g/a/g/e/ dg/d/|c/B/A/c/ B/G/G|
g/a/g/e/ dB/d/|gf/g/ a/f/d|g/a/g/e/ dg/d/|c/B/A/F/ G2:|]
REEL DU LIÈVRE (The Hare Reel). French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was popularized via a 1958 recording of Quebec fiddler Aimé Gagnon (1921-1997) of Lotbinière who said it was one of the very oldest Quebec tunes, and thought it might have been brought from Paris by immigrants in the 18th century. Gagnon made no solo studio album recordings himself, but was recorded as part of other groups and ensembles. The reel was further popularized by the group Le rêve du diable. Part of the tune is similar to the first strain of Omer Marcoux's "Haytime." “Reel du lièvre” is sometime played without repeats, or AB.