X:1 T:Magnolia Waltz N:From the playing of the Leake County Revelers (Mississippi), with N:fiddler Wil Gilmer. M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz N:One part. As a variation, Gilmer plays the melody down one octave. D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/magnolia-waltz D:Columbia 15625-D (78 RPM), Leake County Revelers (1929. Recorded D:12/1928 in New Orleans, La.). D:Document DOCD 8029, "Leake County Revelers, vol. 1" (1998) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C (ef|g2)ab- bb-|c'2b2a2|g3 (a/g/e2)|c2B2_B2|+slide+[A2A2]c4| d2cA-A2|[E6c6]-|[E4c4](ef|g2)ab- bb-|c'2b2a2| g3 (a/g/e2)|c2B2-c-^c|d3 (e ^fg)|a2 e-^f- f2|g6-|g4(ef| g2)ab- bb-|c'2b2a2|g3 (a/g/e2)|c2B2_B2|+slide+[A2A2]c4| d2cA-A2|[E6c6]-|[E4c4]G2-|A2Bc- c2|d2 ef - f2| g2 ab-b2|a2 e2-f2|g2d3e|f2e3d|[E6c6]-|[E4c4]||
MAGNOLIA WALTZ. American, Waltz (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Stacy Phillips notes the piece is also played starting on the 'g' above middle 'c' as well as two 'g' notes above middle 'c'. There were other melodies with the title "Magnolia Waltz"; one, by Francis Buck ("Composed and respectfully dedicated to Mrs. R.M. Bagnall of Norfolk"), published in 1846.
The tune was recorded in New Orleans in December, 1928, by the Leake County Revelers (released by Columbia Records the next year), a prominent Mississippi string band that featured Wil Gilmore on fiddle. In addition to breakdowns and reels, the Revelers recorded a number of waltzes, songs, blues tunes and popular numbers for a more eclectic catalogue than the that usually found with string bands. Columbia also released the side on their overseas subsidiary label, Regal-Zonophone (G21139) with the name of the group changed to The Alabama Barnstormers.