X:1 T:Kaiser Waltz N:From the playing of Missouri fiddler Lonnie Roberson (1908-1981) M:3/4 L:1/8 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/kaiser-waltz D:Rounder 0375, Lonnie Robertson - "Lonnie's Breakdown" (1996) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A BA|J[D3d3] d BF|J[A3A3](D ED)|=F3E DB,|A,3A BA|[D3d3]d B/A/F| J[A3A3]A F/E/D|[FA]-[AA]-[A4A4] |[A3A3](=f-(3^faf)|d3 (A B/A/F)|J[A3A3](D ED)| =F3E DB,|A,3(D (3=FED)|^F-A- AB (3FED|E3 (D FE)|[D6D6]|1[D3D3]:|2[D4D4]|| |:D2|F3d ((3B/c/B/A)|[F3A3]d (3(B/c/B/A)|[F3A3] (E/F/ D)B,|[D4D4][D2D2]| F3d ((3B/c/B/A)| [F3A3]d (3(B/c/B/A)|E3 D CB,|A,3e (f/e/f)|a3 b (a/f/d)|[de]-[df]-[d2f2]d2| =c3d BG|A3 F/E/ (3DEF|JA3 A (3FED|E3 (D FE)|[D6D6]|[D4D4]:|
KAISER WALTZ. AKA - "Kyzer Waltz." American, Waltz. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Beisswenger & McCann): AA'BB' (Milliner & Koken). Missouri fiddling lore has it that the tune was brought home from World War I, picked up from German sources (hence given the title "Kaiser" in Missouri) by one of the uncles of fiddler Alton Jones [Beisswenger & McCann]. Mark Wilson suspects the story is apocryphal, however, as it has little of German musical style in it and is, in fact, 'bluesy'.