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X:1 T:Hungarian Waltz M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Waltz B:Edward Riley – “Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 3” (1820, No. 180, p. 54) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G|(gf) G|(ed) G|(cB) G|(ed) G|(gf) G|(ed) G|(dc) A|G2:| |:B|(cB) G|(ed) G|(cB) G|(ed) G|(gf) G|(ed) G|(dc) A|G2:| |:d|(db).a|(gB).d|(cA).f|(gb) .d|d(ba)|.g(Bd)|(cA).f|.g2:| |:B|(cA).f|(gb) B|(cA)f|g2d|(db).a|(gB).d|(cA).f|g2:|]

HUNGARIAN WALTZ. AKA and see "Drink Your Tea Love," "Grand Duke Nicholas, "Nanagara Waltz," "When I was a Lady." English, Waltz (3/8 time). England; Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Dorset. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. A highly popular tune which may or may not have been Hungarian in origin; it appears in several English musicians' music copybooks of the 1830's and 1840's. The Hungarian Waltz title, however, speaks not to origins but to a specific type of dance developed in the mid-19th century from a dance form called the Rheinlander, or Schottische. Novelist Thomas Hardy, himself an accordion player and fiddler, mentions the tune in scene notes to his work The Dynasts (1904-08):

The 'Hungarian Waltz' having also been danced, the hostess calls up the Highland soldiers to show the foreign guests what a Scotch reel is like. The men put their hands on their hips and tread it out briskly. While they stand aside and rest 'The Hanovarian Dance' is called.

The tune in four parts, as "Nanagara Waltz", was entered into the 1850 music manuscript collection of musician and shoemaker William Winter of Somerset, southwest England. The four-part tune, plus a two-part trio, can be found in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter[1], a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the Hardy MS [Trim]; a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman]; the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 36, p. 12. Edward Riley (Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 3), New York, 1820; No. 180, p. 54. Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; No. 146, p. 80 (appears as "Hungary Waltz"). Trim (The Musical Legacy of Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 53. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 188, p. 72 (ms. originally dated 1850).

Recorded sources : - Beautiful Jo Records BEJOCD-28, The Mellstock Band - "The Dance at Pheonix: Village Band Music from Hardy's Wessex and Beyond" (1999).

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