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X:1 T:Reel du pont M:C| L:1/8 N:"Jenny Lind (1)" polka with parts reversed. See N:also Allard's "Reel Lafrenière" K:G g2e2 edce|d2B2 BAGB|c2A2 AGFA|B2G2 GcBd| g2e2 edce|d2B2 BAGB|c2A2 A2 FA|1 B2G2 G2Bd:|2 B2G2 G3G|| B2d2 c2e2|d2b2 ba b2|c2a2 ag a2|B2g2 gfgd| B2d2 c2e2|d2b2 ba b2|c2a2 agaf|g2b2 g3d:|]

REEL DU PONT (Bridge Reel). AKA and see "Jenny Lind (1)," "Reel Lafrenière." French-Canadian, Reel or Polka (2/4 or cut time). G Major (Allard): A Major (Carlin). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A version of the mid-19th century dance hit, "Jenny Lind (1)," recorded in November, 1933 (released in 1934) for Victor Records by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947) backed on guitar by Frank Laforge.
Joseph Allard
The title may honor the Du Pont of Quebec, a mixed railway and road bridge crossing the St. Lawrence River west of Quebec City (north shore) to Lévis (Saint-Nicolas) on the south shore. It was begun in 1903 and is a riveted steel structure with the longest free range in the world.

Allard recorded the same tune a few years later as "Reel Lafrenière."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 69, p. 48.

Recorded sources: -Victor 263930-B (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1934). Les Revenants - "Épouvantails."

See also listing at:
Hear Joseph Allard's 1934 recording on [1][2] and at the Virtual Gramophone [3].

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