Set américain (Lemieux)
X:1 T:Set américain (Lemieux) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Accordionist R. Lemieux (1880-1973, Montreal, Québec) D:Starr 15983 (78 RPM), R. Lemieux (1936) F:http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gramophone-bin/Main/ItemDisplay?l=0&l_ef_l=0&id=&v=1&lvl=1&coll=24&rt=1&itm=31394806&rsn=S_WWWwhac2GWFN&all=1&dt=AW+%7CAmericain%7C&spi=-&rp=4&v=1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (3GAG FAd|:fed cdB|A3 fed|ceg bag|fed FAF| fFf edB|A2fed|cba gfe|1 d3 FAF:|2 d3|| K:A |:Acd|efe edc|e3 Acd|efe dcB|cA2 Acd| efe edc|e4 Acd|edc B2B|c3 :| K:D DFA|DFA BAF|dcd DFA|DFD BAF|GFE DFA| DFA BAF|d3 DFA|cBA GFE|1D3:|2DFA .dz|| |:e|fBB BcB|fBB cBA|eAA Acd|ecA Bde| fBB BcB|fBB Bce|fgf edc|1B3- Bde:|2 B3 FAd||
SET AMÉRICAIN. French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). D Major ('A' and 'C' parts), A Major ('B' part) and B Minor ('D' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BBCC'DD'. A four-part jig, or a suite in 6/8, from accordion player Robert Lemieux, recorded in Montreal for the Starr label in 1936. He is ably accompanied on the recording by Eddy Savage on guitar. Unfortunately, I have found no information on Lemieux. There is a Robert Lemieux who played violin and recorded a number of sides for Bluebird Records around the same time (latter 1930's) with playing partner Hector Charbonneau on the accordion, but whether it is the same individual who played accordion for Starr's Set américain is not known.