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LAUDERBACH. AKA - "Little Brown Dog Waltz (The)." German, American; Waltz. The melody of the German folk song “Im Lauterbach hab’ ich mein’ Strumpf verlorn” was a favorite waltz in 19th century America. In 1864 Septimus Winner used it for his comic dialect song “Der Deitcher’s Dog or Oh where, oh where ish mine little dog gone,” which became a big hit and evolved into the familiar nursery song.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Adam "Old Time Fiddlers Favorite Barn Dance Tunes" (1928). Vivian Williams, ed. "The Peter Beemer Manuscript" (2008); p. 77

Recorded sources: Voyager 371, Phil & Vivian Williams - "Pioneer Dance Tunes of the Far West" (2007).

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