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FAN ME WHILE I DREAM. Old-Time, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Source Lacey Hartje said he learned the tune when in his late adolescence from a fiddler in Joplin, Mo., by the name of Fred "Doogie" Gentner Dalton, a classically influenced player who was in his sixties at the time. Dalton himself had learned it at age 19 from a similarly elderly man named Fat Eddings, who had composed it. Beisswenger & McCann (2008), who related the story, put the year at approximately 1905. They point out the waltz uses a chord progression typical of some popular waltzes of the time.

Source for notated version: Lacey Hartje (b. 1926, Joplin Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 50.

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