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X:1 T:Valse du coq N:From the playing of fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal). N:See cognate "Aggie's Mazurka/Waltz" M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz D:Victor 263696b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/12898.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb F2|B2 {c}BA Bc| d2B2D2|F2G2D2|(F/G/F) E2C2|c2 {d}cB cd| ed cB AG|F>G F2E2|(E/F/E) D2 F2| B2 {c}BA Bc| d2B2D2|F2G2D2| (F/G/F) E2C2|c2 {d}cB cd|ed cB AG | F2G2A2|1B2B2:|2B4|| |:d>e|(d/e/d) B2 d>e|(d/e/d) B2 de|f2 e2 (d/e/d)|c4 cd| (c/d/c) A2 cd|(c/d/c) A2 cd|e2d2(c/d/c)|B4:|]



VALSE DU COQ (The Rooster's Waltz). AKA and see "Aggie's Mazurka/Waltz." French Canadian, Waltz (3/4 time). B Flat Major (Allard): C Major (Carlin). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'.
Joseph Allard (1873-1947)
See also the related waltz by Irish fiddler Michael Coleman, "Men of the West (1)." Allard researcher Jean Duval also finds a cognate version played in Ireland as "Aggie's Mazurka/Waltz," although it was introduced to Irish music by way of a Newfoundland fiddler. Technically, the piece is a mazurka, which typically has either the second beat of the measure accented, or sometimes all three beats getting the same emphasis; waltzes have the emphasis on the first beat of the measure. Listening to Allard's recording confirms all beats get the same emphasis.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal) [Carlin]. The recording also features bird chirps at various times, a distraction, but oddly dissonant in a piece about a rooster!

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 87, p. 56. Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 46, p. 24.

Recorded sources : - Smithsonian Folkways FWRBF110, Joseph Allard - "Masters of French Canadian Dances" (1979). Joseph Allard Victor 263696-B (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at :
Hear Allard's recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]
Hear the tune played on accordion on youtube.com [2]



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