Valse d'Amour (2)

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VALSE D'AMOUR [2] (The Waltz of Love). Cajun, Waltz and Two-Step. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB(Vocal)BAB(Vocal)BAAA. Dennis McGee (born 1893 in Bayou Marron, Louisiana) began playing on the radio at the age of thirteen or fourteen with a friend of the same age, Sady Courville. They were the first twin fiddlers, according to Courville, to be recorded (in New Orleans in 1928),though, as was the case with their early radio broadcasts, they were not paid for their work. Related songs, according to Raymond Francois (1990), are Oren 'Doc' Guidry's and Leroy 'Happy Fats' LeBlanc's "'Tit Maurice."

Source for notated version: Dennis McGee (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 19-20.

Recorded sources: Swallow Records, CD SW-3001, Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - "La vieille musique Acadien" (2003. Reissue of SW-6030). Swallow Records SW-6030, Dennis McGee.




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