Valse de Tasseau
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VALSE DE TASSEAU (Tasseau Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, southwestern Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Raymond Francois (1990) explains that tasseau is a Cajun word for sun-dried strips of meat, deriving from the Spanish word 'tasajo.' It is spicy and smoked and can be bought in local markets, being used for seasoning gumbo, sauce piquante, chicken, beans or okra etouffee. There is a community called Tasseau some seven miles southeast of Eunice, Louisiana, where the Indians at one time dried their stips of meat. See also the related song "Valse Penitentiare," by fiddler Leo Soileau and Moise Robin (La.) [Francois].