Friday, 12 September 2014

Tune 388 - Cumberland Waltz

This waltz seems to have got into the English repertory from the early 1950s recording by Robert Forrester (moothie) & Norman Alford (whistle) subsequently issued on the Veteran CD 'Pass the Jug Around'. However, the same tune was later recorded by the Scots moothie player Donald Black on his CD 'Keil Road' under the title 'Waltz Quadrille'. In the sleeve notes for the latter, Black states that the tune was first recorded in Canada in the 1930s by George Wade & His Cornhuskers, a band whose repertory included old-time, Scots and Irish tunes. So FWIW maybe it's originally Scots, maybe originally Canadian.

Thanks to Steve Harrison for the above info.

T:Cumberland Waltz
dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 d2|b4 c'2|
b2 a2 g2|d4 e2|d2 B2 G2|A4dd|
G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 dd|G2 B2 d2|b4 c'2| 
b2 a2 g2|d4 dd|d2 f2 a2|g4||
d2|b4 g2|a4 g2|ff f2 e2|c4 d2| 
ee e2 d2|ee e2 d2|efe2 d2|B2d2 d2|
b4 g2|a4 g2|ff f2 e2|c4 d2|
ee e2 d2|ee e2 d2|d2 f2 a2|g4||

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