Valse de Calcasieu

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VALSE DE CALCASIEU (Calcasieu Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Calcasieu is the name of the parish in southwest Louisiana where Lake Charles is located. Raymond Francois (1990) remarks Calcasieu is an Indian word meaning Crying Eagle, the name of a chief who lived there. Related songs are Lee Sonnier's "War Widow Waltz", Ambrose Thibodeaux's "Valse d'Elton (La)", "Pine Grove Waltz" and "Valse de la Veuve (La)", Moise Robin's "Quoi C'est T'as?", and "Poor Man's Waltz" (Francois, 1990).

Source for notated version: Iry LeJeune (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 60-61.

Recorded sources: Goldband Records GB-LP7741, Iry LeJeune.




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