Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another bourrée

Another 3-beat bourrée, which I recorded in 2008.  This is a very characteristic bourrée, with recordings of it going back to the 1920s and '30s. Back then accordionists roamed Paris in unruly bands, terrorizing the population with massive chromatic boxes. This tune goes under a number of titles that all "sound like" On d'onoren Garda or some such. I'm told that it means, "Where shall we tend the sheep?" or, more plausibly, "The Sheep Fold."

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