Valse de Chataignier

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VALSE DE CHATAIGNIER (Chataignier Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB(Vocal)AAAA(Vocal)A(Vocal)A. Chataignier is not only the French word for chestnut tree, but the name of a community northeast of Eunice, Louisiana, on the road to Ville Platte. A related song is Joe Bonsall's "Dodge City Waltz", according to Raymond Francois (1990), though Pitre's version was recorded much earlier.

Source for notated version: Austin Pitre (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 68-69.

Recorded sources: Swallow Records SW-LP6009, Austin Pitre.




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