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Origins: Tennessee Waltz

GUEST,x 20 Jan 14 - 10:03 AM
Rapparee 20 Jan 14 - 10:12 AM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Jan 14 - 11:08 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 20 Jan 14 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 20 Jan 14 - 12:49 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 20 Jan 14 - 01:10 PM
Stringsinger 20 Jan 14 - 01:34 PM
Will Fly 20 Jan 14 - 02:33 PM
GUEST 20 Jan 14 - 04:05 PM
PHJim 20 Jan 14 - 11:21 PM
JennieG 21 Jan 14 - 04:33 PM
Genie 21 Jan 14 - 09:48 PM
Roger the Skiffler 22 Jan 14 - 09:31 AM
PHJim 22 Jan 14 - 10:01 PM
PHJim 22 Jan 14 - 10:08 PM
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Subject: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: GUEST,x
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 10:03 AM

http://www.hughcan.com/music/tennessee_waltz/tennessee_waltz_original_sheet_music.pdf

Please note that the DT has the song 'Tennessee Waltz' misattributed. The original sheet music is in the above PDF.

The songwriters were Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King. FYI.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 10:12 AM

The Library of Congress has the cataloging record here.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 11:08 AM

Okayeee. But I can barely bring myself to believe that anybody was legally named Redd, and as for 'Pee Wee' being somebody's real first name, forget it.

It's a good song, though. I like to play it on piano.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 12:42 PM

Henry Ellis Stewart = Redd Stewart. He was a member (lead singer) of the Golden West Cowboys, a band led by Pee Wee King; Eddie Arnold was a member. "You Belong to Me" and "Slowpoke" also were written by the duo.

Pee Wee King was Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 12:49 PM

Redd Stewart born in Ashland Tennessee was the singer with the band of Frank 'Peewee' King who was born n Wisconsin but took up residence in Louisville, Kentucky. He was given the moniker 'Peewee' by Gene Autry being what we Londoners call a short arse. They are both well documented.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 01:10 PM

Dunno what a 'short arse' is; Pee Wee was Polish-American.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Stringsinger
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 01:34 PM

According to one source, the two writers were listening to Bill Monroe's "Kentucky Waltz" on the radio while driving and decided that Tennessee needed a song as well.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Will Fly
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 02:33 PM

I did a YouTube video of this just over 2 years ago (Tennessee Waltz
), and one of the commenters said: " really okay the name of the song is Angel's Lullaby By Richard Marx".

Now where in hell did he get that from?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 04:05 PM

Good grass.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: PHJim
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 11:21 PM

I like a few more chords than the sheet music shows. Try it this way:

|C C C7 F C A7 D7 G7 C C C7 F C G7 C C |
|C E7 F C C A7 D7 G7 C C C7 F C G7 C C |

I must admit that I do the opposite of the DT, usually crediting the song to Peewee, neglecting to mention Redd's contribution, but I will correct this in the future.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 04:33 PM

Q, "short arse" means that someone is not very tall.....i.e. their arse is a bit too close to the ground!


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Subject: Chords: Tennessee Waltz
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 09:48 PM

I'm with you, Jim, except that I play it in G,   

|G G G7 C G A7 A7 G7 G G G7 C G G7 G G |
|G B7 C G G A7 A7 G7 G G G7 C G G7 G G |


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 09:31 AM

Slight (!) thread creep. A few years ago we were on holiday in St Lucia, WI. Where we stayed put on music every night: jazz duos, local folk duo, steel pan band and one night the local "Trish Trash" dance band- several percussion, fiddle, banjo & guitars. Their opening number was...The Tennessee Waltz. Not as subtle a version as Will's.

RtS


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Subject: Chords Add: TENNESSEE WALTZ
From: PHJim
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 10:01 PM

Genie, I also play it in G. I transposed to C because the sheet music was in C. I just do it a wee bit different than your version. I add an E7 before the A7.

|G G G7 C G E7 A7 G7 G G G7 C G G7 G G |
|G B7 C G G E7 A7 G7 G G G7 C G G7 G G |

Give it a shot. Your way works fine too and you may not like the E7, but...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tennessee Waltz
From: PHJim
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 10:08 PM

Wrong. This is the right way. I should always try it out before I hit the "Submit Message" button.

|G G G C G E7 A7 D7 G G G C G D7 G G |
|G B7 C G G E7 A7 D7 G G G C G D7 G G |


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