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X:1 T:Space Available C:Marcel Doucet M:4/4 L:1/16 R:March K:G D2 |: G4 B3A B4-B3c | B3A GB3 d4-d3B | c4 ce3 d4-d3B |c3B A3G FA3 D3F | G4 B3A B4-B3c | B3A GB3 d4-d3B | c4 ce3 d4-d3B | c3B A3F G4-G3F :| G4 g3f g4 d3g | b3a g3f g4-g3B | c4 e4 d4-d3B | c3B A3G FA3 D3F | G4 g3f g4 d3g | b3a g3f g4-g3B | c4 ce3 d4-d3B | c3B A3G FA3 D3F | G4 g3f g4 d3g | b3a g3f g4-g3B | c4 e4 d4-d3B | c3B A3G FA3 D3F | G4 B3A B4-B3c | B3A GB3 d4-d3B | c4 ce3 d4-d3B | c3B A3F G8 ||



SPACE AVAILABLE. Canadian, March (4/4 time). Canada, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by Cheticamp, Cape Breton, fiddler, comedian and actor Marcel Doucet (1948-1992), about the difficulty of driving trucks on bridges while on a visit to Labrador[1].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - S

Printed sources : - S

Recorded sources : - Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978). SR-CD-03, Samantha Robichaud - "Twistin' the Bow" (2001). Ashley MacIsaac - "Fine Thank You Very Much"

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear the tune played by P.E.I. fiddler Eddy Arsenault at Bowing Down Home site [2]



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  1. There is one uncorroborated report that Doucet's title came from the words "Space Available" on the back of an airline ticket, notice when he was touring Austria.