Veuves de la Coulée

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VEUVES DE LA COULÉE ('Widows of the Gully' or 'Widows of the Creek'). AKA - "Veuve a Kita la Coulée." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA(Vocal)BBAA(Vocal)BBAA(Vocal)BB. The song tells how, in the old days, the "widows of the coulée" would go town to by yellow cotton material to make their own bloomers.

Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc

Source for notated version: Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc and Oran "Doc" Guidry (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; pp. 306-307.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-103, Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc.

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the Balfa Brothers' recording on youtube.com [2]
Hear a clip of the tune played by Happy Fats at Swallow Records [3]




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