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CLARK'S WALTZ. AKA - "Clark Waltz." AKA and see "Red Hawk Waltz." Old-Time, Waltz. USA, Missouri. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Clark's Waltz" is one of the '100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes' according to Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. Silberberg says that Fred Stoneking, his source, got this double-stop heavy tune from Missouri fiddler Pete McMahon. "Clark's Waltz" had been recorded by Fred's father, Lee Stoneking," in the 1970's however. Missouri fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993) recorded the melody as "Red Hawk Waltz."
Sources for notated versions: Fred Stoneking [Silberberg]; H.K. Silvey (b. 1934, late of Theodosia, Mo.), learned from Lonnie Robertson (1908-1981, Springfield, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 128. . Silberberg (93 Fiddle Tunes I Didn't Learn at the Tractor Tavern), 2004; p. 10.
Recorded sources: Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith - "Simple Pleasures: Old-Time Fiddling from the Ozarks" (198-). Stoneking LP, Lee Stoneking - "Rainbow of Fiddle Tunes" (197-). Rounder CD 0437-2, H.K. Silvey - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3" (2000. Various artists).
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources