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Danza Dos Palillos  I saw the wolf, the fox and the weasel  |


Marriage March from Central France

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First came across this wonderful 6/8 jig in Mel Stevens 1987 Massif Central Tune Book Vol 1, around the same time Blowzabella also put it in their first tune book.
The original source is a 1979 album Vielleux du Bourbonnais, of hurdy gurdy and bagpipes. This tune is the third one of this set at about 2 minutes HERE

A wonderful way to celebrate with youse all, me and Katia getting married in May.

Happy Playing, David Jacobs

notation: Marriage March

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Danza Dos Palillos de Anceu

Two Stick Dance from Anceu

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As it's almost Mayday I thought I'd put in an almost Morris Tune. Long before the predominantly male folk of the Cotswolds donned their whites and baldricks while brandishing sticks or hankies, the women and men over the sea in Galicia, Northern Spain were brandishing two sticks in mixed sets and doing this HERE Very much like Morris dances in England, there are slight variations in the tunes and dances from village to village. The tune below is correct in it's own right, but from the Youtube there is an A part.\

The Source for this version is from Os Segedos da Gaita, the text book and tune book for the Galician Bagpipe College in Ourense Spain.

For playing on instruments without the lower C# play it up an octave.

Happy Playing, David Jacobs

notation: Danza Dos Palillos de Anceu

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J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette

I saw the wolf, the fox and the weasel

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This month another tune and song from the Cajun, Breton and Central French traditions. The theme can be dated back to the 15th Century in France. I first learnt it as a dance tune for pipes ' and hurdy gurdy off a dance troupe from the Berry region in Central France. I was surprised later ' dancing to it played as Cajun two step.

This clip of Balfa Tourjours playing a stonking cajun version in A: HERE

Lyrics in French and English
Chorus :
J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette
J'ai vu le loup et le renard danser
J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette
J'ai vu le loup et le renard danser
 
Je les ai vue taper leurs mains
Je les ai vue taper leurs mains
Je les ai vue taper leurs pieds
Je les ai vue taper leurs pieds
(Chorus 2x)
Je les ai vue qu'ils s’embrassaient
Je les ai vue qu'ils s’embrassaient
Je les ai vue qu'ils se caressaient
Je les ai vue qu'ils se caressaient
(Chorus 2x)
Je les ai vue avec une enfant
Je les ai vue avec une enfant
Merci bon dieu c'était pas la mienne
Merci bon dieu c'était pas la mienne
(Chorus)
Chorus:
I saw the wolf, the fox and the weasel
I saw the wolf and the fox dancing
I saw the wolf, the fox and the weasel
I saw the wolf and the fox dancing
 
I saw them tap their hands
I saw them tap their hands
I saw them tap their feet
I saw them tap their feet
(Chorus 2x)
I saw them kissing
I saw them kissing
I saw them stroking
I saw them stroking
(Chorus 2x)
I saw them with a child
I saw them with a child
Thank you god it was not mine
Thank you god it was not mine

Happy Playing, David Jacobs

notation: wolf, fox, weasel

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