This is a signature tune from the repertoire of French Canadian fiddler Jos Bouchard (although rumor has it that it was originally a schottische called “Four Little Blackberries,” recorded in 1916 by Scottish accordionist Pamby Dick). It was written as a double-length reel - with both the A & B parts running twice as long as usual - and as is common among many old-time Quebecois fiddlersJos played it "crooked" (i.e. dropping beats here & there). The versions we're giving you here are square, with the sheet music reflecting the original double-wide version (with 32 measures - or 64 beats - in each half), while the audio file is a truncated version (32 measures total).

Sheet Music