X:1 T:Donaker's Waltz M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz S:M.E. Eames music manuscript book, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859 (p. 106) S:http://archive.org/details/MEEamesBook N:Eames was perhaps from Philadelphia Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|G4 Bd|g4 e^c|d4 ed|B4 B2|c3 A FD|e3 d BA| ^A4 B2|z4 D2|G4 Bd|g4 e^c|d4 ed|B4 B2| (cB)(AB)(cd)|f3 e cA|G3 D BA|G2 z2||d2|(3ded B2G2| (3ded B2G2|FDFAcd|e4 d2|(3cdc A2F2|(3cdc A2F2| G3 B g^c|d4 d2|(3ded B2G2|(3ded B2G2|c4 ef|g4 fe| d2 gB ed|fedcBA|G2G2G2|G2 z2||G2|c4 eg|G4 ce| a2g2^f2|g4 e2|(gfdBGB)|e4d2|BceBcA|G4 G2|c4 eg| G4 ce|a2g2^f2|g4 e2|gfdBGB|e4 d2|c2 c'2c'2|c'2 z2||
DONAKER'S WALTZ. American (?), Waltz (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The melody appears in the 1859 music manuscript copybook of American musician M.E. Eames, about whom, unfortunately, nothing is known. There is some similarity to "Smith's Waltz" in the first few bars.