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X:1 T:Kiss Me Waltz T:Kiss Waltz [1] N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo., though N:originally from Greene County, Mo., Ozarks region). M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz D: D:Art Galbraith - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks vol. 2" (2000) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DG|[G4B4] [GB]c|[G2B2]A2GF|(E[E3c3]) [Ec]d|c4 Bc|d4d2| f2e2f2|1g<a g2e2|d4:|2 g2b2a2|g4|| K:D fg|a2-a3b|a2g2f2|d2f2(g^g|a4) aa|(c[c3a3]-)[ca]a-| g2f2e2|1d2f2(g^g|a4):|3d4d2|[_EB]-[=E4=c3]||

KISS WALTZ [1], A. AKA - "Kiss Me Waltz." Old-Time, Waltz. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Widely known under the titles "Kiss Waltz", "Kiss Me," or "Kiss Me Waltz" ("Kiss Me Again Waltz" is a different tune). The melody was recorded by Texas fiddler Captain McKinney for Okeh Records in 1929. North Carolina banjoist and singer Charlie Poole, with Roy Harvey and the North Carolina Ramblers around the same time as did McKinney, under the title "Kiss Waltz." The setting (led by the group's fiddler Posey Rorrer) was an up-tempo version of the tune, although the side was never issued commercially. Other early recordings are by W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith (twice, in 1929 and 1934). Seattle fiddler Vivian Williams finds that the tune was derived from a classical composition called "Il Bacio" by the Italian composer Arditi in the mid-19th century. Kentucky mandolinist and bandleader Bill Monroe recorded a version on his "Uncle Pen" album under the title "Kiss Me Waltz" (the title Art Galbraith also used), with fiddle by Kenny Baker, and was presumably played by Monroe's uncle Pendleton Vandeveer. Galbraith's own "Down Home Waltz (2)" has a very similar first strain to "Kiss Waltz [1]."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Art Galbraith (1909-1993, near Springfield, Mo.) [Beissswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 39.

Recorded sources: -Columbia 142644-1, Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers. County 540, "Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ranblers" (originally recorded 1926). County 3508, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, vol. 2. Historical Records HLP-8005, Charlie Poole (1926-1930) - "A Young Boy Left His Home One Day" (1975). Rounder CD82161-0436-2, Art Galbraith - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 2" (2000. Various artists. Appears as "Kiss Me Waltz"). Rural Rhythm Records, Vassar Clements - "20 Fiddle Tunes and Waltz Favorites" (1998). Voyager 336, Vivian Williams - "Winter Moon."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear a 1981 recording of the tune played by fiddler Vernon "Peanut" Payne at Berea Digital Content [2]
Hear Art Galbraith's recording at Slippery Hill [3]

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