Valse des nations
X:1 T:Valse des nations C:Alfred Montmarquette M:3/4 L:1/8 K:D D2E2|F2 AA AA|F2 AA AA|G2E4-|E2 E2F2| G2 BB BB|G2 BB BB|A2 F4-|F2 F2G2|A2 dd dd|d2c2d2| e2 BB BB|B2 A3B|c2 (3BcB A2|(3BcB A2E2|F6-|F2 D2E2| F2 AA AA|F2 AA AA|G2 E4-|E2 E2F2|G2 BB BB|G2 BB BB| A2 F4-|F2F2G2|A2 dd dd d2c2d2|e2 (3BBB BB|B2 A3 B| c2 TB2 TA2|ge cA Bc|d6-|dA Bc ed| |:f2 z[Af][A2f2]-|[Af]d ce dB|A3 A Az|z2 DF Ad| c3 c c2|z2 (3ABA GE|D3D D2-|DA Bc ed| f2 z[Af] [A2f2]-|[Af]d ce dB|A3A [F2A2]-|[FA]z DF Ad|c2 zc c2|ba ge Bc| |1 df Ad gf|dA Bc ed:|2 df Ad FA|D2 D2E2!D.S.!||O df Ad fa|d'6 !Fine!||
VALSE DES NATIONS. French-Canadian, Waltz (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' (Carlin): AA'BB"A"A"'B" (Begin). This piece was recorded by French-Canadian accordion great Alfred Montmarquette  (1871-1944) on a 78 RPM disk in 1931. The tune is frequently played at Quebecois sessions, having been popularized in more modern times by harmonica player Gabriel Labbé (harmonica) and accordion player Sabin Jacques. The second strain of "Valse des nations" is similar to the first strain of J.A. Boucher's "Contretemps valse."