Valse Penitentiare

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VALSE PENITENTIAIRE (Penitentiary Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB(Vocal)A(Vocal)A(Vocal) A(Vocal)A(Vocal)A(Vocal)A(Vocal)ABB. The tune was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1929 by fiddler Leo Soileau (1904-1980) and accordion player Moise Robin. A related tune is Gervais Quebedeaux's and Ambrose Thibodeaux's versions of "Valse de Tasseau." '

Source for notated version: fiddler Leo Soileau and accordion player Moise Robin (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 249-250.

Recorded sources: Old Timey Records OT-108, Leo Soileau. Yazoo Records, Dennis McGee - "The Complete Early Recordings Of Dennis McGee" (1994). Victor 22183 (78 RPM), Moise Robin & Leo Soileau (1929).




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