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A Collection of Fiddle Tunes of New England & Related Traditions

Fiddle Tunes in abc Notation: Couples Dances Part 2
Waltzes (A–M)

This page and part of the next are devoted to waltzes, tunes in 3/4 for dancing the dance of the same name. We'll see in the Scandinavian section that there are many other tunes in 3/4 that most definitely are not waltzes. Waltzes are played at a variety of speeds. Some waltzes seem to have a naturally faster or slower tempo. Make sure to play them at a danceable tempo; resist the temptation to play them too slowly, even for the last waltz.

Notes:

  • Each section is presented in alphabetical order. Tunes  from the Lamprey River Band Tunebook are marked as such.
  • All tunes are in abc format, which allows music to be written in text form.
    • With free software it can be displayed as standard notation or it can be played back to you.

Useful Links:

  • How to display tunes as standard notation and play them back on your computer: go to this page.
  • To produce musical notation that looks like the PDFs on this web site, please go to this page and follow instructions given there.
  • The tunes are available on this page as downloadable abc and PDF documents.
  • A searchable listing of tunes on the web site is here. You can sort them by any column.
  • A listing of the sources I used in preparing this web site is here.
  • There is a chord book available to download in PDF format for all tunes on this web site.

 

Waltzes

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%%center Waltzes

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X:1395

T:Amelia

C:Bob McQuillen

S:Rod & Randy Miller, $2New England Chestnuts Vol. 2,$0 Alcazar Records FR 204, 1981

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book #5.$0 Dublin, NH, 1981.

N:The melody is based on the fiddling of Rod Miller. The chords

N:came about third-hand from Randy Miller and seem generally as he played them.

N:This was written out originally before I saw Bob's Notes #5, so his version of

N:the melody and chords weren't yet all that available. I decided to leave it as I

N:wrote it out originally, and include Bob's version of the tune as well.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%text As Played by Rod & Randy Miller

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((3A,B,C) |\

"D"  D4D>D  | "Bm" D2F3E  | "D"  D2F2BA   | "F#m" A3A FA |\

"G"  B2G3B  | "D"  A2F3E  | "Bm" D2B,3A,  | "G"   B,4A,2 |

"D"  D4D>D  | "Bm" D2F3E  | "D"  D2F2BA   | "F#m" A3A FA |\

"G"  B3cd2  | "D"  d3e fd | "A"  e2c2A2   | "A"   A3 ||

A FE |\

"D"  D4 D>D | "Bm" D2F3E  | "D"  D2F2 BA  | "D7"  A3A dc |\

"G"  B3c dc | "D"  A2F3E  | "Bm" D2 B,3A, | "G"   B,4A,2 |

"D"  D4 D>D | "Bm" D2F3E  | "D"  D2F2BA   | "F#m" A3A FA |\

"G"  B3cd2  | "D"  d3e fd | "A"  e2c2A2   | "A"   A3 ||

e ag |\

"D"  f2a3f  | "D"  a2f2d2 | "A"  e3cA2    | "A"   A3e fe |\

"Bm" d3d ((3Bcd) | "Bm" f3d Bd | "F#m" c3B AG | "F#m" F3G AF |

"G"  G3A BG | "D"  F2A2d2 | "A"  e3c A2   | "D"   d3e fd |\

"G"  g3g fe | "D"  a3fd2  | "D"  d2e2 "A" c2  | "D" d3 ||

f ag |\

"D"  f2 a3b | "D"  a2f2d2 | "A"  e3cA2    | "A"   A3e fe |\

"Bm" d3d ((3Bcd) | "Bm" f3d Bd | "F#m" c3B AG | "F#m" F3G AF |

"G"  G2B3G  | "D"  F2A2d2 | "A"  e3cA2 | "D" d3e fd |\

"G"  g3g fe | "D"  a3f ed | "D"  d2e2 "A" c2  | "D" d4 |]

 

X:1396

T:Amelia

C:Bob McQuillen

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book #5.$0 Dublin, NH, 1981.

S:New England Tradition, $2Farewell To The Hollow.$0 Whistler's Music, CDWM 9860, 1988 and 1991.

S:Old New England, $2Old New England.$0 O.N.E. CD101, 1996.

N:Notation as Bob wrote the tune, chords from the New England Tradition recording

N:as well as I can hear them. Where there are two rows of chords, the

N:bottom row represents the second A or B part, as played on the first

N:Old New England recording. There is another version based on the playing

N:of Rod and Randy Miller. Here's what he wrote in his Note Book:

N:

N:"Now here is a tune for Deanna's sweet daughter;

N:If you haven't met her yet, you really ought ter."

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

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%%text As Written by Bob McQuillen

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  A,2|\

"D" D3ED2 | "D" D2F3E   | "D" D2F2 "G" B2   | "D" A4A2 |\

"G" B3GB2 | "D" A2F2E2  | "Bm" D2B,3B,      | "G" B,4 "A7" A,2 |

"D" D3ED2 | "D" D2F3E   | "D" D2F2 "G;D" B2 | "D;F#m" A4A2 |\

"G" B3cd2 | "Em" d2e2f2 | "A7" e3cB2        | "A7" A4  :|:

a2 |\

"D" f2a3f  | "D" a2f2d2      | "A" e3cA2       | "A" A4fe    |\

"Bm" d3Bd2 | "Bm" f2d2B2     | "F#m" c3AF2     | "F#m" F4A2  |

"G" G2B3G  | "D" F2A2d2      | "A7" e3cA2      | "D;Bm" d4f2 |\

"G" g3fe2  | "D"a2 "Bm" f2 d2 | "G" d2 "A7" e3c | "D" d4    :|

 

X:1578

T:Ashokan Farewell

N:This has been the last waltz of the week at Northern Week at Ashokan for many

N:years now, played by some of the best musicians around. It's a wonderful but

N:very sad ending to what is nearly always a wonderful week.

C:Jay Ungar

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

Ac |\

"D" d3c BA     | "D/F#" F4 EF | "G" G3F ED | "Em" B,2D3B, |\

"D" A,2D2F2    |"Bm" A2d2f2   | "G" f3g f2 | "A7" e4 Ac |

"D" d3c BA     | "D/F#" F4 EF | "G" G3F ED | "Em" B,2D3B, |\

"D" A,2D2F2    |"Bm" A2d2f2   |"A7" A2c2e2 | "D" d4  ||

FG |\

   "D" A3F D2  | "D/F#" d4 A2  | "G"  B3c d2 | "D"  AF-F2 E2 |\

   "D" F3ED2   | "Bm"   B,4G,2 | "A"  A,6    | "A7" A4FE   |

   "D" D2F2A2  | "C"    =c6    | "G"  B3c d2 | "D"  A2F2D2 |\

   "D" A,2D2F2 | "D"    A2d2F2 | "A7" E3DC2  | "D"  D4     |]

 

X:1650

T:Autumn Waltz

C:David Kaynor

S:Fourgone Conclusions, $2Contra Dance Music from Western Massachusetts.$0 Front Hall Records,

S:FHR-029, FHR-029CD, 1983.

N:A fairly simple but enjoyable melody from David Kaynor.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:A

cd |\

"A"  e3A cd |  "A"  e3A   cd | "A" ed ef ed | "A" c4 c2 | "E7" d4 Bc |\

"E7" d4  Bc |1 "E7" ef ed Bd | "A" c4 :|2 "E7" ef ed cB | "A"  A4 ||

|: ce |\

"A"  sa4 a2 | "D"  a4  gf | "A"  f2 e3d | "A" c4 c2 |\

"E7" B4 BA  | "E7" B4  Bc | "E7" B2A2B2 | "A" c4 ((3efg) |

"D"  a4 ag  | "D"  a2g2f2 | "A"  e3f ed | "A" c4 c2 |\

"E7" B4 d2  | "E7" c4  B2 | "A"  A3B AG | "A" A4 :|

 

X:2048

T:Bare Necessities

C:Pat Shaw

S:Cammie Kaynor, sheet music handwritten in the late 1970s.

M: 3/4

L: 1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K: DDor

"Dm" A4 G2   | "Dm" FE D4     | "G" d4 c2     | "G" BA G4 |\

"Dm" A4 G2   | "Dm" FE D2 F2  | "Am" ED C2 E2 |1 "Dm" D3 EFG :|2 "Dm" D6 ||

"Dm" f4 g2   | "Dm" ag fe d2  | "C" ef gf ed  | "Am" c3 B A2 |\

"Dm"f4 g2    | "Dm" ag fe dc  | "G" B2 G2 B2  | "G" d4 cB |

"F" AG FG AB | "C"c2 G2 E2    | "Dm" FE DE FG | "A7" A4 B^c |\

"D" d4 a2    | "Bm" ^fe d2 f2 | "G6" e2 d2 B2 | "D" d6 |]

 

X:2050

T:Barnicle Redowa

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M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

|: DF |\

"D" A2 A>G F>A | "D" d2 d>c d>f | "A" e2 e>d e>f | "D" a>b a2 DF |

"D" A2 A>G F>A | "D" d2 d>c d>f | "A" e2 e>d e>f | "D" d4       :|

|: B2 |\

"D" ((3ABd) fd fd | "D" ((3ABd) fd fd | "A" ((3ABc) ec ec | "A" ((3ABc) ec ec  |

"D" ((3ABd) fd fd | "D" ((3ABd) fd fg | "A" a2 af ef      |1 "D" d4 :|2 "D" d3 ||

|: A d>e |\

"D" f2 f>e f>e | "D" d2 d>e d>c | "G" B2  B>A F>A |  "G" B2 B>A F>A    |

"D" f2 f>e f>e | "D" d2 d>c d>f | "A" a>b a>f e>f |1 "D" d3 :|2 "D" d2 |]

 

X:2168

T:Berceuse pour Hannah

C:R.Brunet, R.Forest & S.Jacques

S:The playing of Sabin Jacques at Ashokan, and of his band Domino (no longer

S:active). Transcription based on John Chambers' which was based on a "printed

S:MS of unknown origin".

N:"This waltz is dedicated to Hannah, 11 years old, who kindly lent us

N:her room while we were staying at her parents' home during a festival

N:in Owen Sound, in northern Ontario." (1998)

Q:"End on A part"

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian ~ Quebec

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

D2 E2 |\

"D" F3 E D2     | "Em" G2 F2 E2   | "D" A6        | "D7" F4 D2   |\

"G" d6          | "A" c4 B2       | "D" A6        | "D" F2 G2 A2 |

"G" B3 A G2     | "A" c3 B A2     | "Bm" d2 c2 d2 | "G" e2 d3 B  | "D" A3 F D2 |

|1 "A" E3 D E2  | "D" F3 E D2     | "A" ((3EFE) \

:|2 "A" E3 F E2 | "D" D6-         | "E7" D3 zcd   ||

|: "A" e2 c2 A2 | "A" E3 zBc      | "G" d2 B2 G2  | "E7" E3 zAB   |\

"A" c2 a2 f2    | "G" ((3gag) e2 d2 | "E7" e6-      | "E7" e3 zcd   |

"A" e2 ((3cdc) A2 | "A" E3 zBc      | "G" d2 B2 G2  | "E7" E3 zAB   |\

"A" c2 ((3BcB) A2 | "G" G2 F2 G2    | "A" A6-       |1 "A" A2- Ac- cd  :|2 "A" A2 |]

 

X:2549

T:Bridget's Mazurka

C:Jeff (Smokey) McKeen

N:Smokey wrote this for his daughter probably in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

AB |\

|: "D" AF D2 AB   | "D" AF D2 de | "D" f2 fe dA |  "A7" E4 AB    |

   "D" AF D2 AB   | "D" AF D2 de | "G" f2 fe "A7" dc |1 "D" d4 AB   :|2 "D" d3e fg ||

|: "F#m" a2 ag fe | "G" g2 gf ed | "A7" ef ed Bd |  "A7" AB AF Df |

   "F#m" a2 ag fe | "G" g2 gf ed | "A7" ef ec Ac |1 "D" d3e fg  :|2 "D" d4 |]

 

X:3473

T:Cowboy Waltz

S:Woody Guthrie, $2Lonesome Valley - A Collection of American Folk Music$0. Various

S:Artists. Folkways Records, FA 2010, 1951 (10" LP).

N:This is one of the few recordings I've heard of Woody playing fiddle. The lower

N:row of chords is as played on the record; I've included a few alternate chords

N:in the upper row. Melody is transcribed from the playing of Woody Guthrie.

M:3/4

L:1/4

P:End on an A part

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

%%indent 150                  % Indents the first staff by specified amount.

"@-170,-14 Introduction"\     % Moves annotation to the left by specified amount.

dcd | efg | afd | gfe | f3 | e3 | d3 | d |

Ad |\

"D" f3    | "D" {e}f3     | "D" {e}f/e/ dB       | "D" ADA |\

"G" {A}B2 B/=c/ | "G" BA G  | "D" F2-[FA]  | "D" [F2A2] A  |

"D" f3    | "D" {e}f3      | "D" {e}f/2e/2 dB    | "D" ADA |\

"E;A" e3  | "E;A" f3       | "A" e/f/ e/d/ c/B/  | "A" A/B/ A/F/ D |

"D" {e}f3 | "D" {e}f2a     | "D" fe d/B/   | "D" ADA |\

"G" {A}B2B/=c/ | "G" BAG   | "D" F2-[FA]   | "D" [F2A2] A  |

"D" dcd   | "A7;D" efg       | "D;G" afd | "G" g f/e/- e |\

"D" f3    | "D" {e}f2 "A" f/e/ | "D" d3- | "D" d2  !fine!  |]

A/F/ |\

"D" DFA | "D" dcd | "G" edg | "G" B2 c/B/  |\

"A" Ace | "A" a3  | "A;D" gef | "D" d2A/castF/2  |

"D" DFA | "D" dcd | "G" edg | "G" B2c/2B/2 |\

"A" Ace | "A" age | "D" d>A d/A/           | "D" d     ||

 

X:4541

T:Draper's Maggot

O:Playford's $2Dancing Master$0, 13th Edition. John Young, 1706.

N:An English country dance tune that the Lamprey River Band played for

N:waltzes in our earlier years.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K: D

A,2 |\

"D" D2 DE FG     | "D" A2 d2 A2    |  "G" B2 BA G2     | "D" A2 AG F2 |\

"Em;A7" G2 GF E2 | "Bm;D" F2 FE D2 | "A7" FG A2 A,2    | "D" D4 :|

|: A2 |\

"Bm;D" d2 de fg  | "F#m;D" a2 ag f2 | "G" g2 gf "A" e2 | "D" f4 "A" e2 | \

"D" fg a2 gf     | "Em"ef g2 fe     | "A7"de Te3 d     | "D"d4 :|

 

X:5379

T:Elsey's Waltz

C:Archie Dagg

N:A Northumbrian waltz

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

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H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

   AG  |\

"D"  F3E F2 | "D"  D2 F2 A2 | "G" B2 G2 d2 | "A7" A4 g2 |\

"D" f3e d2  | "D" d2 c2 d2  | "D" d2 A2 f2 | "A7" e4 AG |

"D"  F3E F2 | "D"  D2 F2 A2 | "G" B2 G2 d2 | "A7" A4 g2 |\

"D" f3e d2  | "A7" A2 B2 c2 | "D" d6-      | "D"  d4   :|

|: A2 |\

"D" f3g fe | "D"  d2 e2 f2 | "G"  g2 B2 g2 | "D"  f4 A2 |\

"D" f3g fe | "D"  d2 c2 d2 | "D"  d2 A2 f2 | "A7" e4 AG |

"D" F3E FE | "Bm" D2 F2 A2 | "Em" B2 G2 d2 | "A7" A4 g2 |\

"D" f3e d2 | "A7" A2 B2 c2 | "D"  d6-      | "D"  d4   :|

 

X:5382

T:Elvira's Waltz

C:Bob McQuillen

S:Bob McQuillen, $2Bob's Note Book #7.$0 Peterborough, NH, 1990.

N:"Bob McQuillen 29 Jan 89 - Elvira Miller is Jane Miller's (Roddy who?) pretty

N:little daughter - She's already started playing the fiddle, and perhaps someday

N:she'll play this tune. With love to you, Elvira from Bob."

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

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H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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   A,2 |\

"Dm" D2> E2 F2 | "Gm" G2 A2 B2 | "A7" A2 B2 > A2 | "A7" G2 F2 E2 |\

"Dm" D2> E2 F2 | "Gm" G2 A2 B2 | "A7" A2 B2 > A2 | "A7" A2 =B2 ^c2 |

"Dm" d2 e2 f2  | "F6" c2 e2 f2 | "Bb" B2 e2 f2   | "Dm" A2 d2 f2 |\

"Dm" a2 f2 >d2 | "Am" c2 A2 c2 | "Dm" d6-        | "Dm"  d4     :|

  A2 |\

"D" d2 > ^f2 a2  | "A7" g2 e2 ^c2 | "D" d2 ^f2 > a2  | "A7" g2 e2 ^c2 |\

"Dm" d2 d2 > d2 | "Dm" d2 c2 B2  | "Dm" A6-        | "Dm" A4 A2     |

"Gm" B2 d2 > B2 | "Gm" G2 A2 B2  | "Dm" A2 A2 > F2 | "Dm" D2 F2 G2  |\

"A7" A2 B2 > A2 | "A7" G2 F2 E2  | "Dm" D6-        | "Dm"  D4      :|

 

X:5665

T:Evelyn's Waltz

C:Graham Townsend

S:Marcel Robidas, from Wednesday Night soirees and recording from 4-6-86.

S:$2Graham Townsend and His Fiddle$0. Banff Rodeo RBS 1284, 1967.

N:Marcel Robidas had a soiree every Wednesday night in his barn in Dover, NH

N:for years. His first wife was named Evelyn, and as I understand it when

N:she would come out to the barn he would play this tune for her.

N:Marcel's version is somewhat different from Graham Townsend's; he would

N:likely have commented on playing it in a French style. The alternate

N:chords (top line) are as played on $2Graham Townsend and His Fiddle$0.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

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G2c2 |\

"C" e2>d2 ef     | "C" e2 d2 c2       | "C" G2>F2 EF | "C" G2>E2 Gc |\

"C" e2>f2 ed     | "C" c2 a2>g2       | "G7" B4-Bc   | "G7" B2- Bz (Bc) |

"G7" d6          | "G7" {^c}d2 ^c2 d2 | "G7" G6-     |  "G7" G2 D2 E2 |\

"G7" F6          | "G7" F2 .Dz zF     | "C" E4-EF    | "C" E2 GA cd |

"C" e4 {a}(ef)   | "C" e2 d2 c2       | "C" G2>F2 EF | "C" G2>E2 Gc |\

"C" e2 ef ed     | "C" c2 ag eg       | "F" f4-fg    | "F" f2 A2 c2 |

"F" a4 aa        | "F" a2 .gz zf      | "C" e2>d2 ef | "Am;C" e2 d2>c2 |\

"Dm;G7" B2 d2 f2 | "G7" a2 {ga}g2>B2  | "C" c6-      | "C" c2 z2 ||

G,2 |\

"C" E4-EF        |  "C" E2 Gz zc      | "C" E4-EF    | "C" E4 G,C |\

"C" E4-E^D       | "C" E2 Fz zG       | "G7" D6-     |"G7" D2- DC B,C |

"G7" D4 DD       | "G7" D2 d2 c2      | "G7" B6-     | "G7" B2 D2 E2 |\

"G7" F4-FG       |"G7"  F2 d2 c2      | "C" E6       | "C" .Ez G,A, CD |

"C" E4-EF        |  "C" E2 Gz zc      | "C" E4-EF    | "C" E2 GA cd |\

"C" e4 {g}ed     | "C" c2 ag eg       | "F" f4-fg    | "F" .f2 A2 c2 |

"F" a4 ab        | "F" a2 gz zf       | "C" e2>d2 ef | "Am;C" e2 dz zc |\

"Dm;G7" B2 d2 f2 | "G7" a2 {ga}g2 B2  | "C" c6       | "C" c2 |]

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X:6375

%%MIDI ratio 2 1

T:Florence Killen's Waltz

C:Cliff Manley

S:Clifford Manley, $2Florence Killen's Waltz.$0 64th Maritime Fiddle Festival, July 2013. On

S:YouTube <https://youtu.be/5EZxtCaQk2I>.

N:Also presented elsewhere in this collection as played by Maine fiddler Lucien Mathieu.

M:3/4

L:1/8

P:Dotted Pairs: use lightly dotted rhythm

N:Play dotted pairs with a lightly dotted rhythm.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Cliff Manley

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

  C B,>A, |\

"G" G,>B, D>G B>d | "G" ed- d2- dg     | "G" ed- dB A>G     | "D7"  F2>F2 F>E |

"D7" D>F A>d f>a  | "D7" f2 e2 (3d>cB  | "D7" A2 B2 c2      | "G" sB4 B,>A,|

"G" G,>B, D>G B>d | "G" ed- d2 B>A     | "G7" G2 A>B (3BdB  | "C" [ce]4 [ce]2 |

"C" g3 a g>e      | "G" dB- Bd- dB     | "D7" cA- AE FD    |1 "G" G3  :|2 "G" G4 z ||

|:e/f/ |\

"G" g2 f2 g2        | "G" d2 ez z2     | "D7" {E}F2>E2 F>G  | "D7" F4 d>e|

"D7" f2e2 ((3dcB)   | "D7" A2 B2 c2    | "G" {A}B2>A2  B>c  | "G" B4 de/f/ |

"G" g2 f2 g2        | "G7" d2 B2 BB    | "C" c3 B cd        | "A" e3 g f>e !coda!|

y"G" d2 B2 d>B      | "D7" cA- AE FD  |1 "G" G2>[AF]2Bc    | "G" B3 B c   :|2\

"G" G4-GA | "G" G3 |]

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!coda!y "^Final Ending""G" d2 B2 dA/B/  | "D7" c2 F2 A2 | "G" G,B, DG Bd  | "G" g6  |]

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X:6376

%%MIDI ratio 2 1

T:Florence Killen's Waltz

C:Cliff Manley

S:Melody and chords transcribed from the playing of Lucien Mathieu (fiddle)

S:and Bob McQuillen (piano) at Maine Fiddle Camp, August 2009.

M:3/4

L:1/8

P:Dotted Pairs: use lightly dotted rhythm

N:Note that this version is crooked in that it leaves out the last measure

N:of the B part. Bob played a polska-like accompaniment in places, with the

N:emphasis on the first and third beats of the measure. He didn't play the G7 chord.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Lucien Mathieu

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

 B,>A, |\

"G" G,>B, D>G B>d | "G" e2 d2 B>d    | "G" e2 d2 A>G | "D7" F4 F>E |

"D7" D>F A>d f>a  | "D7" f2 e2 d2    | "D7" A2 B2 c2 | "G" B4 B,>A,|

"G" G,>B, D>G B>d | "G" e2 d2 B>A    | "G7" G2 A2 B2 | "C" c4 e2 |

"C" g3 a g>e      | "G" d2 B2 B>d    | "D7" c2 F2 A2 | "G" G3  ||

d e>f |\

"G" g2 f2 g2      | "G" .d2 "^+"e2G2 | "D7" F4 F>G   | "D7" F4 A>d |

"D7" f4 d2        | "D7" A2 B2 c2    | "G" B4 B>c    | "G" B3 d e>f |

"G" g2 f2 g2      | "G7" d2 B2 G2    | "C" c3 B c>d  | "C#dim" e3 g f>e |\

"G" d2 B2 B2      | "D7" {d}c2 F2 A2 | "G" G4        |]

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%%textfont Palatino-Bold 16

%%annotationfont Palatino-BoldItalic 14

%%text Here is a more detailed transcription of the ending as well as the final ending.

%%vskip 30

"@0,40Regular Ending plus transition to A part" \

"D7" {d}c2 F2 A2 | (& G4 |]  B,>A,& "C/C"x2 "C/B" x2 |] "C/A" x2 &) | "G/G" G,>B, D>G B>d |\

%%staffbreak 2cm

|"@0,40Final Ending" \

"D7" {d}c2 F2 A2 | (& G6 y10| & "C/C"x2 "C/B" x2  "C/A" x2 |&)  "G/G"  G6 |]

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X:6545

T:French Club Waltz

C:J. Patenaude

S:Maine French Fiddlers, $2"In Memere's Kitchen".$0 Produced by Harry

S:King. Readfield, Maine, 1995.

M:3/4

L:1/4

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text End on A part with a full final measure

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

B/2A/2 |\

"G" G2 D   | "G" D2 B/2A/2  | "C" G2 "C/B" E | "Am" E2 G/2F/2 |\

"G" G2 D   | "Em" G2 G/2F/2 | "Am" G A B     | "D7" A2 B/2A/2 |

"G" G2 D   | "G" D2 B/2A/2  | "C" G2 "C/B" E | "Am" E2 G/2F/2 |\

"G" G D>G  | "D7" F G A     | "G" G3         | !fine! "G" G  |]

A "G7" B |\

 "C" c G>E | "C" C E G  | "G" B G>D      | "G" B, D G |\

"D7" A F>D | "D7" B G A | "G" G A ^A     | "G7" B c d |

"C" c G>E  | "C" C E G  | "G" B G>D      | "G" B, D G |\

"D7" A F>D | "D7" B G A | "G" G2-G/2>A/2 | "G" G2 ||

 

X:6549

T:Frisco Waltz

C:Ward Allen

M:3/4

L:1/8

N:This version reflects several influences, especially the playing of

N:Ward Allen, Rod Miller and Milt Appleby from Rochester, NH. I am also

N:including a version based on the playing of Ward Allen.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As played in Seacoast NH

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

A2c2 |\

"F" f3 e fg   | "F" f2 e2 d2   | "C" e4 e2   | "C" ({f} e2) d2 c2 |\

"Bb" Bd-d2 d2  | "Bb" ({e} d2) c2 B2 | "F" Ac- c2 c2       | "F" ({d}c2) d2 e2 |

"F" f3 e fg   | "F" f2 e2 d2   | "C" e4 e2   | "C" ({f}e2) d2 cA |\

"C7" c3 c dc  | "C7" G3 G AG   | "F" F6      | "F" F4 z2||

"F" A,6       | "F" A,2 B,2 C2 | "Bb" D6     | "Bb" D3 C B,A, |\

"C7" G,6      | "C7" ({A,}G,2) A,2 B,2       | "F" C6    | "F" C2 =B,2 _B,2 |

"F" A,6       | "F" A,2 B,2 C2 | "Bb" D6     | "Bb" D3 C B,A, |\

"C7" G,3 E ED | "C7" C3 A AG   | "F" F3 E FG | "F" F2    |]

 

X:6550

T:Frisco Waltz

C:Ward Allen

M:3/4

L:1/8

S:$2Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown, Volume II.$0 Sparton, SP-210, 1958.

N:Ward Allen's recordings are available on CD from Valley Heritage Radio and

N:probably elsewhere as $2Memories of Ward Allen$0 Vol. 1-4.

N:Transcribed from the playing of Ward Allen. As written the melody was

N:a bit different, and the chords were somewhat different.  The B-part

N:melody was written an octave higher.

N:I have also included a version of the tune as I play it, with influences

N:from the playing of Rodney Miller and Milt Appleby as well as Ward Allen.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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%%textfont Palatino-Italic 14

%%text As Played by Ward Allen

%%textfont Palatino-Roman 16

%%

A2c2 |\

"F" f3 e fg       | "F" f2 e2 d2     | "C" e4 ed   | "C" e2 d2 c2 |\

"Bb" B2 d3 ^c     | "Bb" d2 c2 B2    | "F" Ac- c2- cd  | "F" c2 .dz e2 |

"F" f3 e fg       | "F" f2 e2 d2     | "C" e4 ed   | "C" e2 d2 (cA) |\

"C7" c4 (dc)      | "C7" G3 G (AG)   | "F" F6      | "F" F6 ||

"F" A,6           | "F" A,2 (B,2 C2) | "Bb" D6     | "Bb" D3 (C B,A,) |\

"C7" A,G,-G,2- G,>A, | "C7" G,2 A,2 B,2 | "F" C6      | "F" C2 =B,2 _B,2 |

"F" A,6           | "F" A,2 (B,2 C2) | "Bb" D6     | "Bb" D3 C B,A, |\

"C7" G,4 G>E      | "C7" C4  A>G      | "F" F3 E FG | "F" F2 |]

 

X:7164

T:Gentle Maiden

N:I learned this probably in the late 1970's from the playing of the Last

N:Chance String Band at Newmarket NH dances and likely from other sources too.

M:3/4

L:1/4

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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D |\

"G" G>AG | "D7" FED  | "G"  d>^cd | "C" efg  |\

"G" d>cB | "G"  A2G  | "C" E3    | "D7" F2D |

"G" G>AG | "D7" FED  | "G"  d>^cd | "C" efg  |\

"G" d>cB | "D7" A2G  | "G"  G3 -  | "G" G2  ||

d |\

"G" def  | "C"  g>ag | "C"  g>ag  | "C" gfe  |\

"G" d>cB | "G"  A2G  | "C" E3    | "D7" F2D |

"G" G>AG | "D7" FED  | "G"  d>^cd | "C" efg  |\

"G" d>cB | "D7" A2G  | "G"  G3 -  | "G" G2  |]

 

X:7465

T:Goose's Minuet

T:King George III's Minuet

S:Gale Huntington (editor), $2William Litton's Fiddle Tunes, 1800-1802,$0 1977.

S:Old Grey Goose, $2Maine Country Dance Music and Song.$0 Folkways Records FD 6530, 1980.

N:William Litten wrote down a goodly number of tunes while out at sea.

N:These were compiled and published by Gale Huntington. This tune came to be played

N:especially by Old Grey Goose and Dudley Laufman. This versison is a transcription

N:of the tune as played by Old Grey Goose.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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   ((3def) |\

"G" g4 bg | "D7" a2 ((3faf) d2 | "C" e2>f2 ((3gfe) | "G" d2 B2 G2 |\

"C" c2>c2 ec | "G" B2d2 ((3BdB) | "D7" A2 F2 D2 | "G" G4 :|

|: D2 |\

"G" D2 GB GB | "D7" D2 Ac Ac |\

"G" D2 GB GB | "D7" AG FE D2 |\

"G" D2 GB GB | "D7" D2 Ac Ac |\

"C" ec A2 "D7" F2 | "G" G4 :|

 

X:10471

%%MIDI ratio 2 1

T:Valse des Jouets

C:Michel Faubert

M:3/4

L:1/8

Q:"Play with a lightly dotted rhythm, slur dotted pairs when possible"

N:I've heard some rather different chords, but this is how I learned it.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian ~ Quebec ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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A>d \

|: "D" f>e f>g f>e | "G" d>B A>F D2 | "D" f>e f>g f>e    |  "G" d>B A>F D2  |

  "Em" e>d e>f e>d | "A" c3 d c>B   | "A" A2 A>B (3(cBA) |  "D" d>B A>F D2  |

"D" f>e f>g f>e    | "G" d>B A>F D2 | "D" f>e f>g f>e    |  "G" d>B A>F D2  |

  "Em" e>d e>f e>d | "A" c3 d c>B   | "A" A>B A>G F>E    |1 "D" D3 A d>e   :|2 "D" D2 Ld2>c2 ||

|: "D" d>A F>A G>A | "Em" B3 d d>B  | "A" c>A B>c d>e    |  "D" f3 f d>f    |

  "Bm" b>f d>f b>f | "Em" g2 e3 d   | "A" c>A c>e a>e    |  "D" f2 d3 c     |

  "Bm" B>F F>F B>F | "Em" G3 e e>d  | "A" c>B A>G F>E    |  "F#" F6         |

   "G" G>F G>A B>c | "D"  d>e f3 f  | "A" g>e c>e B>A    |1 "D" d4 d>c     :|2 "D" d4 |]

 

X:12290

T:Little Pot of Shamrocks

O:Valcartier, Quebec Waltz

M:3/4

L:1/4

S:Lisa Ornstein, Corrigan Family

N:An unidentified musician played it at Cinq à Sept, the French-Canadian jam at Northern Week

N:at Ashokan in 1998. Eric Favreau identified it several years later as coming from the Irish

N:community in Valcartier. Finally at Northern Week 2010 Lisa Ornstein identified it by name,

N:verified its origin, including connections with the Corrigan family. Although many people

N:have said they almost recognize it and think it's an Irish song, it seems more likely that

N:it's a Quebec Irish tune, possibly with words.

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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DE |\

"D" F2 F | "D" {FG}FED | "D" A2 B    | "D" {AB}AFD |\

"A7" EFE | "D;A7"  D2 "A7;" C        | "D" {C}D3-  | "D" D2A  |

"G" B3   | "G" G2B     | "D" {B}d3-  | "D" dcB     |\

"D" A2F  | "D" F>ED    | "A7" {D}E3- | "A7" E2A    ||

"G" B3   | "G" G2B     | "D" {B}d3-  | "D" dcB     |\

"D" A2F  | "D" F>ED    | "A7" {D}E3- | "A7" E DE   |

"D" F2 F | "D" {FG}FED | "D" A2 B    | "D" {AB}AFD |\

"A7" EFE | "D;A7" D2 "A7;" C | "D" D3- | "D" D     |]

 

X:12468

T:Lord Inchquin

C:Turlough O'Carolan

M:3/4

L:1/4

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

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H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

   A |\

"D" d g/f/ e/f/ | "G" d e/d/ c/B/ | "D" AFA | "D" f2 e |\

"Bm" d e/d/ c/B/ | "D" A A/G/ F | "G" GB/A/ G/F/ | "A" E2a/g/ |

"D" f>ed | "G" dcB | "D" AFA | "D" f2 e |\

"G" d e/d/ c/B/ | "D" A<dF | "A" E>DD | "D" D2 :|

|: A |\

"A" A/B/ c/d/ e | "A" ece  | "D" fdf  | "A" e2A |\

"D" d/e/ f/g/ a | "D" abg  | "Bm" fdf | "A" e2A |

"D" d/e/ f/g/ a | "D" abg  | "Bm" f>g "F#m" e | y"Bm" d2 c/d/ |\

"Em" e>ee | "Bm" ef "E7" d | "A" c>dB | "A" A2 a/g/ |

"D"  f>ed | "G" dcB | "D" AFA | "D" f2  "A" e   |\

"G" d e/d/ c/B/ | "D" A<dF | "A" E>DD | "D" D2 :|

 

X:13048

T:Margaret's Waltz

C:Pat Shaw

M:3/4

L:1/4

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

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K:A

   c |\

"A" E>F A/2B/2 | "A" c2 c  | "D" B/2A/2 F A | "E7" B2 c |\

"A" E>F A/2B/2 | "A" c>d e | "E7" c2 B      | "A" A2   :|

   c/2d/2 |\

"C#m" e>f g/2e/2 | "F#m" a2  a | "D"  f/2e/2 d f | "E7" e2 c/2B/2 |\

"F#m" A>B c/2d/2 | "A"   e2  c | "D"  B/2A/2 F A | "E7" B2 c/2d/2 |

"C#m" e>f g/2e/2 | "F#m" a>g f | "Bm" e d c | "E7" B2 c |\

"A"   E>F A/2B/2 | "A"   c>d e | "E7" c2 B  | "A"  A2   |]

 

X:13274

%%MIDI ratio 2 1

T:Midnight On The Water

C:Luke Thomasson

N:Please note that while this version of the tune is clearly influenced by the playing of

N:Benny Thomasson, parts are different and this is not intended as a transcription of his playing.

N:Benny Thomasson plays it in DDAD tuning. Watch him play the tune in this YouTube video:

N:https://youtu.be/aWgzcd5JXzc. The first two measures are typically played one bow stroke

N:per measure with emphasis at the beginning of each beat.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

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H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

  D>E |\

"D" vF2-F2-F2  | "D" uF2-F2-F2      | "D" FA-A2 A>B | "D" AF ((3EFE) D>E |

"D" FA-  A2  "G" dB | "D" AF ((3EFE) D>E | "D" F2 A>F "A7" ((3EFE) | "D" D4 :|

|:((3ABc) |\

"D" d3c d>e | "D"  d>c B>A B>c | "D"  d3B A>F | "D" D4 d2     |

"Em" e3d ef | "Em" ((3efe)  d2  ed        | "Bm" f3a f>e      | "Bm" d>c B>A B>c    |

"G" d3c d>e | "G"  d>c B>A B>c | "D"  d3B A>F | "D" D2-D>F ED |

"D" FA-  A2  "G" dB | "D" AF ((3EFE) D>E | "D" F2 A>F "A7" ((3EFE) | "D" D4 :|

 

X:13464

%%MIDI ratio 2 1

T:Valse de mon père

M:3/4

L:1/8

S:Gabriel Labbé, Masters of French Canadian Dance, vol. 3. Gabriel Labbé played it in G

S:but it seems to be played more commonly in D these days. Philippe Bruneau was playing

S:piano on that recording; the chords are my best guesses about his accompaniment.

N:Here is a more basic set of chords that works for the A part:

N:||: D D D D    D D A7 A7    G G  D D    A7 A7 D D :||

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian ~ Quebec

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

"D" F3 F GB        | "D/C#" A3 F GB      | "D/B" A2 f3 f   | "D/A" f4 ((3ABA)   |\

"Bm" F3 F GB       | "Cdim" A3 F GB      | "Em" A2 e3 e    | "A7" e4d2          |

"G" B3 A Bc        | "G#dim" d2c2((3BcB) | "D/A" A3 F Ad   | "D/F#" f2((3efe)d2 |\

"G/B" c3 A ce      | "A7/C#" g2f2e2      | "D" d3 c de     |1 "D" d2>B2 ((3ABA) :|2 "D" dzA2d2 ||

|: "D" f3 e fg | "D7" f2 ((3efe) d2  | "G" B3 A Bc | "G" B2c2d2          |\

"A7" e3 d ef   | "A7" e2((3cec)A2    | "D" a3 g ab     | "D" a2A2d2          |

"D" f3 e fg    | "D7" f2((3efe)d2    | "G" B3 A Bc| "G" B2c2d2          |\

"A7" e3 d ef   | "A7" e2c2A2         | "D" d3 c de     |1 "D" d2A2d2        :|2 "D" d2>B2 ((3ABA) |]

 

X:13467

T:Monahan's Waltz

T:Ma's Waltz

S:Valcartier Waltz of the Corrigan family, learned from Eric Favreau.

N:Another Valcartier waltz from the Corrigan family; most likely a Quebec Irish tune.

N:This could be considered a simplified version of Eric's playing of the tune.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ Canadian

H:This tune is from the NH Country Dance website. Look for more tunes

H:(New England, Canadian, Swedish) as well as resources for abc notation and

H:New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:D

Ad |\

"D" f2 A2 d2 | "D" f2 fa gf    | "A7" e2 c2 (Ac) | "D" ({c}d2)>e2 dc |\

"G" B2 G2 B2 | "D" A2 F2 [AF]F | "A7" G2 E2 AF   |1 "D" D2> A2 :|2 "D" D2 ||

 .F2.F2 |\

"D" A,2 D2 E2| "D" F4 GF       | "A7" E2 C2>B2   | "D" A2>z2 AB |\

"A7" A2 E2>F2| "A7" G2 c2>B2   | "A7" A2 G2 B2   | "D" A2 .F2 .F2 |

"D" A,2 D2 E2| "D" F4 GF       | "A7" E2 C2>B2   | "D" A2>A2 Bc |\

"G" d2>e2 dB | "D" A2 F2 [AF]F | "A7" G2 E2 AF   | "D" D2>A2 |]

 

X:13750

T:My Home

T:My Own House Waltz

S:Strathspey, $2New England Contra Dance Music,$0 Kicking Mule 216, 1977.

N:I learned this from Strathspey fiddler Jane McBride (now Orzechowski).

N:There are a couple places in this tune where there are chord choices that make a big difference

N:in the overall feel of the tune, and even in the melody. At the end of the A and B parts an

N:E7 chord may be used in place of the G chord (see Alternate ending). This likely affects

N:the playing of the previous couple measures as well as the overall sound of the tune.

N:In the Sloanaker & Parkes chord book they suggest a G#7 chord which is rather startling

N: to hear, but nevertheless works surprisingly well, especially as an occasional variation.

M:3/4

L:1/8

R:Waltz

G:Couples Dances ~ Waltzes ~ LRB

H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance website.

H:Look for more tunes (New England, Canadian, Swedish) plus resources for

H:abc notation and New England traditional music and dance; URL below.

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K:A

ed |\

"A" c2 > B2 A2  | "A" A2 c2 e2   | "D" a2 g2 f2 | "A" e4 d2 |\

"A" c2 > B2 c2  | "F#m" A2 B2 c2 | "Bm" d2 > c2 d2 | "E7" B4 ed |

"A" c2 > B2 A2  | "A" A2 c2 e2   | "D" a2 g2 f2 | "A" e4 d2 |\

"^**""A" c2 > A2 c2  | "G"B2 =G2 B2 | "A" A2 > B2 A2 | "A" A4 ||

E2 |\

"A" A2 > B2 c2  | "A" c2 > B2 c2   | "A" e2 > d2 c2 | "A" c4 e2 |\

"E7" d2 > c2 d2 | "E7" B2 c2 d2    | "A" e2 c2 A2   | "A" A4 ce |

"D" f2 > d2 f2  | "G#7;D" a2 g2 f2 | "A" e2 > d2 c2 | "D" a4 d2 |\

"^**""A" c2 > A2 c2  | "G" B2 =G2 B2    | "A" A2 > B2 A2 | "A" A4    |]

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%%text ** Alternate ending to A & B parts

"A"  c2>d2 c2 | "E7"   B2>c2 B2 | "A"  A2 > B2 A2 | "A" A4     |

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