Annotation:Alexander Waltz (2)

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X:1 T:Alexander Waltz [2] S:Warner Walton (northeast Ky.) M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|B3c BA|G2B,2C2|D3E DC|B,2E2G2| F3G A2|A,3B, CD|E2D2C2|{B,C}B,4[B,2D2]| B3c BA|G2B,2C2|D3E DC|B,2E2G2| [F3A3]G FE|D2F2A2|e2E2F2|G6|| z4G,A,|B,CDGBd|gdBc de|f2d2^cd |e2d2e2| DEFGAd| f2d2^cd|e2d3^c| d2=c2B2| G,A,B,DGA|B2d2g2|b2f2g2|a2g2B2| [E3c3][EB]-[E2c2]|+slide+[e4e4]Bc|d2E2F2|[B,6G6]||

Warner Walton
ALEXANDER WALTZ [2]. American, Waltz (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This "Alexander's Waltz" was played by fiddler Warner Walton, Fleming County, northeast Kentucky. John Harrod obtained a reel-to-reel tape of Walton's playing c. 1970's from another local fiddler, Alfred Bailey. Harrod had previously heard about Walton and sought him out in his home in Maysville, hoping to record him in person. Walton, however, would have none of it and denied being able to play the fiddle, then or ever in his life. Harrod went away empty-handed that day, but several years later Walton gave permission for Bailey to pass on three reels of home recordings to the collector [1].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Warner Walton [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 5.

See also listing at :
Hear John Harrod's field recording of Warner Walton playing the tune at Slippery Hill [1] and at Berea Sound Archives [2]

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  1. "John Harrod Oral History Interview", by Scott Prouty, 2012 [3]