Belle Catherine


Key:  D

Form:  Reel

ABC:

|:DD FA d(fed)|cc Ac BBGB|A>B A>G FAdf|gg (fa) ec d2:|
|:M:6/4
(fa) (3aaa (fd)(ef) (gb) (3bbb|\
M:4/4
(fa) (3aaa (fd)(ef)|gbea fd dd|
M:6/4
(fa) (3aaa (fd)(ef) (gb) (3bbb|\
M:4/4
(fa) (3aaa (fd)(ef)|g2 (fa) ec dd:|
|:DD FA d(fed)|cc Ac BBGB|A>B A>G FAdf|gg (fa) ec d2:|
|:DFA(F DF)AF|(DG)(BG) DGBG|DFA(F DF)AF|A,CE(C A,C)EC|
DFA(F DF)AF|(DG)(BG) DGBG|A>B A>G FAdf|gg(fa) ec d2:|

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Midi:  belle catherine

YouTube: André Brunet and Martine Billette playing at an outdoor concert at the Goderich Celtic College, 2007.

Source (if known): Traditional*

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Region: Quebec

*Notes: As played by Louis Boudreault, AAABBAAACCAAABBAACCAAABB.
Jean Rhéaume sends this interesting explanation for the name Catherine in the title: “it is a Vielle fille, a girl who never found a husband. It is from the Holiday, La fête de la Ste-Catherine, specially dedicated to those women who never married and when we prepare the Ste-Catherine taffy.”

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