Valse des Cherokis

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VALSE DES CHEROKIS (Cherokee Waltz). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)BBAA(Vocal)AABB. Raymond Francois (1990) relates the name Cherokis denotes not only the Indian tribe but also a small tree often used as firewood on the prairie. Related songs are Aldus Roger's and Don Guillory's versions of "Two-Step a' Comeaux." The “Midland Two-Step” is also a duple-time version of the melody.

Ambrose Thibodeaux

Source for notated version: Ambrose Thibodeaux and Gervais Quibodeaux (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 81-82.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-119, Ambrose Thibodeaux.

See also listing at:
Hear/see "Cherokee Waltz" being played on youtube [1]
Hear a clip of the tune played by Ambrose Thibodeaux at Swallow Records [2]




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