Annotation:Valse de Chataignier

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VALSE DE CHATAIGNIER (Chataignier Waltz). Cajun, Waltz (3/4 time). 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 François (1990), though Pitre's version was recorded much earlier.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Austin Pitre (La.) [François].

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

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

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