Valse de Creve de Faim

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VALSE DE CREVE DE FAIM (The Starvation Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, southwestern Louisiana. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Raymond Francois (1990) states the song is really a blues tune, though played at a faster tempo, as does Hobo Bertrand, it can be danced like a waltz. A related song is Leopold Francois' "Working Blues."

Source for notated version: "Hobo" Bertrand (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 100-101.

Recorded sources: Goldband Records GB-1136, Hobo Bertrand.

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