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MARTIN'S WALTZ. Old-Time, Bluegrass; Waltz. D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Frets): AA'BB' (Phillips). Named after (and composed by) bluegrass fiddler Benny Martin. The waltz has been a staple of contest fiddlers, particularly in the Midwest.

Source for notated version: Benny Martin via John Hartford (1964, Byron Berline) [Frets]; Byron Berline and Benny Thomasson (Texas) [Phillips].

Printed sources: "Byron Berline: The Fiddle," Frets Magazine, June 1986; p. 50. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 279.

Recorded sources: Marathon Music MMS 76057, Benny Martin – "Southern Bluegrass Fiddle" (1980). Voyager VRCD 366, Pete McMahan – "50 Old-Time Fiddle Gems." Daniel Carwile – "Terra Nova."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See/hear the tune played by Vi Wickham on youtube.com [2]




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