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Origins: The Country Waltz

DaveJohnson 27 Dec 17 - 12:18 AM
leeneia 27 Dec 17 - 12:22 PM
Mr Red 27 Dec 17 - 04:43 PM
leeneia 30 Dec 17 - 12:11 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: DaveJohnson
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 12:18 AM

I am trying to find the source of "The Country Waltz" which I think comes from Canada originally. Teasing links I have followed just give it as an old tune. I presume at some point it was recorded played by an older player. Any clues??
ABC notation I have is:
X:1
T:Country Waltz, The
C:Traditional
M:3/4
R:Waltz
Q:140
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
FE|"D"D2F2A2|"A7"A3G FE|"D"D2F2A2|f2d2ef|"A7"g2e2ag|"D"f2d2cd|"Em"ef ed cB|"A7"AB AG FE|
"D"D2F2A2|"A7"A3G FE|"D"D2F2A2|f2d2ef|"A7"g2e2ag|"D"f2d2cd|"E"e2B2"A7"c2|"D"{c}d4A2|
"D"f3e dB|"A7"A3G FE|"D"D2F2A>d|B2A2f2|"Em"g3f ed|"A7"c3d cB|A2c2e2|b2a2A2|
"D"f3e dB|"A7"A3G FE|"D"D2F2A>d|B2A2f2|"A7"g3f ed|c3d cB|A2B2c2|"D"{c}d4z2|]


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 12:22 PM

I went to a concert years ago where Cathy Barton, a Missouri performer who majored in folkore, said that this tune came from French Canada. Missouri fiddlers learned it by listening to the radio.

I believe she specified by listening to the radio at night. Don't FM waves travel a great distance at night?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Dec 17 - 04:43 PM

Youtube has a tune called "Country Waltz" :
Country Waltz - Old-Time American Fiddle Tune. This tune is on page 77 in The Fiddler's Fakebook - a source for many of the tunes I play. It's called Country Waltz - and is listed as American. The book lists this recording - 25 Old Tyme Fiddle Hits (K-Tel FH1).

Hmm, North American perhaps, if it is the same tune.

Another, same name, can't tell if it is same tune but it is in G

Country Waltz at abcnotation.com listed as traditional.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: leeneia
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 12:11 PM

The accordion player and the Fiddler's Fake book have a version with more chromatic notes. The waltz at abcnotation.com is the same piece only simpler.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 01:29 PM

I intend to be at a dance with "Pigeon Swing" who specialise in Quebecois music (for English Ceilidh!) and I know Paul Burgess does quite a bit of research. I will ask if he knows anything about it. It may not be until March but I have e-mailed him.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Country Waltz
From: leeneia
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 06:38 PM

That's a jolly band, Mr. Red.


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