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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].
"Byron Berline: The Fiddle," Frets Magazine, June 1986; p. 50.
Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 279.
Marathon Music MMS 76057, Benny Martin – "Southern Bluegrass Fiddle" (1980).
Voyager VRCD 366, Pete McMahan – "50 Old-Time Fiddle Gems."
Daniel Carwile – "Terra Nova."