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VALSE DE DURALD (Durald Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Related songs are Iry LeJeune's "Duraldo Waltz" and "Duralder Waltz." Ron Yule and Bill Burge, in their book Louisiana Fiddlers (2009), write:

Wilson (Granger) recalled that he recorded several songs with Lejeune. Eddie Shuler recorded these far from the Goldband studios. "We made those records at Iry's house. He had a recorder on the kitchen table...On one of the records. Iry had a dog. He was under the house. Somebody walked up. That dog barked. It's on the record." The tune, "Durald Waltz," did not feature an accordion. Wilson (Granger) had this tune in his head from hearing his father play it on the front porch and around the house. With Iry being the talented musician that he was, he put words to it, and they recorded it. [p. 135].

Source for notated version: Iry LeJeune, Wilson Granger and Raymond Francois (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 119-120.

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

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