Grace Waltz

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GRACE WALTZ. AKA and see "Old Southern Waltz." American, Waltz. Paul Gifford was told by fiddler Jim Moran that the waltz was written and published by O. F. ("Cub") Berdan, a publisher of dance music in Detroit who was active in the 1880s, and named for his daughter. Paul goes on to add: "Berdan's widow married "Col." John A. Pattee, leader of a vaudeville troupe called the "Old Soldier Fiddlers," who recorded two sides on Columbia in 1924. Incidentally, Berdan supposedly played cornet in Ford's Theatre the night Lincoln was shot."

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