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HAPPY HOURS WALTZ. American, Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The waltz was composed by elderly fiddler Mellie Dunham, of Norway, Maine. Dunham was Henry Ford's champion fiddler in the 1920's, and received much press due to the association, along with Ford's efforts to revive 'wholesome' American square dancing in response to the perceived excesses of the 'flapper' generation. It helped that Dunham looked every inch the stereotypical old-time fiddler.

Mellie Dunham (1853-1931)

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Dunham (Mellie Dunham's Fiddlin' Dance Tunes), 1926; No. 2, p. 4.

Recorded sources:

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