Valse à Kathleen

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VALSE À KATHLEEN (Kathleen's Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)ABB(Vocal)ABBAABB. The tune was named for a daughter of Sady Courville, Dennis McGee's longtime musical partner. Related tunes, according to Raymond Francois (1990), are Carrie "Mignonne" Royer Miller's "Valse des Grands Bois (1)" and The Walker Brothers' "Breakdown La Louisiane." See also "Valse de Crowley," Will Kegley's "Valse à Will Kegley," Shirley Bergeron's "Valse de la Belle," Sady Courville's and Dennis McGee's "Valse de l'Anse Maigre" and Joseph Falcon's "Pocheville" (which is a mixture of "Tolan Waltz" in the 'B' part (turn) and "Valse des Grands Bois (1)" in the 'A', or tune.

Dennis McGee, Marc Savoy & Sady Courville, 1976

Source for notated version: fiddler Dennis McGee (1893-1989, Eunice, La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 191-192.

Recorded sources: Swallow Records SW-6030, Dennis McGee & Sady Courville (1977).




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