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GREEN VALLEY WALTZ. Old-Time, Waltz. USA; east Tennessee, Oklahoma. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Phillips): AABB (Thede). Most sources trace back to Tennesse's Fiddlin' Arthur Smith. "Green Meadow Waltz" is a related melody. Mike Seegar is quoted as saying: "I know of no other fiddler who uses Arthur Smith's device of singing in harmony with the fiddle on the last lines as he does in 'Green Valley Waltz'" [Florence Times, July 28, 1968].

Source for notated version: John Lewis (Heavener, Oklahoma) [Thede]; Skip Gorman [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 265. Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 146.

Recorded sources: Folkways FA 2379, "McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith" (1964. Originally recorded 1957). Marimac 9008, The Lazy Aces - "Still Lazy After All These Years" (1986. Learned from an Arthur Smith recording).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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