X:1 T:Danish or Copenhagen Waltz M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Waltz B:William Cahusac – The German Flute Preceptor (c. 1814, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f/<a/|g/<a/ f/<a/ e/<a/|f/<a/ d d/<f/|e/<g/ A c/<e/|d/>f/ A f/<a/|g/>b/ f/<a/ e/<g/| f/<a/ d d/<f/|e/>g/ A c/>e/|d2::f/<a/|e/<g/ A c/<e/|d/<f/ A f/<a/|e/<g/ A c/<e/| d/<f/ A f/<a/|g/<b/ f/<a/ e/<g/|f/<a/ d d/<f/|e/<g/ A c/<e/|d2:| |:a|baf|d2a|baf|e2a|baf|(d/c/d/f/a/f/)|(e/^d/e/f/g/e/)|d2:|
COPENHAGEN WALTZ. AKA - "Danish Waltz." English, Scottish, American; Waltz (3/4 or 3/8 time). G Major (O'Farrell, Raven): C Major (Howe/Accordeon, Linscott, Plain Brown): D Major (Ashman, Howe/Diamond, Kennedy, Kerr, Miller, Plain Brown, Sumner). Standard tuning. ABC (Plain Brown): AABBC (Howe/Accordeon): AABBCC (most versions). "('Copenhagen Waltz' is a) ...melody characteristic of the 18th century, says Linscott, although in fact it was a quite popular tune dating from the beginnings of the fad for waltzes in the early part of the 19th century. The melody appears in numerous fiddlers' manuscripts throughout the 19th century and was even collected in tradition as late as the 1950's, in Yorkshire (the fiddle playing of Billy Pennock, recorded in 1953 by PK Goathland).