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VALSE DES MECHES (Waltz of the Reed Marshes). Cajun, Waltz. USA, Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)AABB(Vocal)AABBA. Raymond Francois (1990) comments on the huge marshes (and the mosquitoes!) of south Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico, "with reeds higher than a man's head." A related song is Ambrose Thibodeaux's "Ton 'tit bec est doux."
Source for notated version : - accordion player Nathan Abshire (Basile, La.), Maurice Berzas (La.) [Francois].
Printed sources : - Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 233-234.
Recorded sources : - La Louisiane Records LL-139, Nathan Abshire. Swallow Records, Maurice Berzas.
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