îles de la Madeleine Cotillon* (Valse des îles de la Madeleine)

Key: A* (D in the B part)

Form: Cotillon or Waltz


X: 1
T: Isle De Madeleine
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
z E Ac fe|c3 B/c/ BA|G3 F/G/ FE|F2 C4|
z E Ac fe|c3 B/c/ BA|G3 F/G/ F2|D6|
z F Bc df|b4 ab|a3 f ga|g3/4a/g3/4 f4|
z _B =Bc de|g3 f/g/ fg|a3 f ga|c6|
z E Ac fe|c3 B/c/ BA|G3 F/G/ FE|F2 C4|
z E Ac fe|a4 AB|c2 B3 A|B4 z c|
BF Bc df|b4 cB|c4 cB|c2 B/c/B A2|
e3 c ea|f3 d f3/4g/a3/4|g3 e gb|a6|
z4 a2|f4 A2|d4 a2|f3 a fA|
d4 d3/4c/B3/4|A2 d3 f|b2 a3 d|c3 d cB|
A4 b2|=g4 A2|c4 b2|=g3 b gA|
c4 d3/4c/B3/4|A2 c3 e|a2 g2 =g2|f2 d2 B2|
A4 a2|f4 A2|d4 a2|f3 a fA|
d3 A FE|D3 C DE|F2 =G3 A|B4 z c|
B4 d2|B4 =G2|E3 d cd|A4 F2|
D3 A GA|B3 =G FG|c3 A GA|d6||


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In D with chords












Source (if known): Spade Cooley? or Avila Le Blanc?*

Other Tunes in Set:

Region: USA, and later, Quebec

*Notes: From a post on thesession.org: “This tune was composed by the American fiddler Spade Cooley under the title Blue Jeans and Gingham. [It] belongs rather to French-Canadian music.” But the original is likely Quebecois.  The D version sheet music attributes it to “Avila Le Blanc?”

Here’s a YouTube of what seems likely to be Cooley’s original recording of “Blue Jeans and Gingham”.