Mother's Day Waltz (1)

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MOTHER'S DAY WALTZ [1]. Canadian, Waltz. F Major ('A' part) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was popularized by the renowned Canadian radio and TV fiddler Don Messer [1] (1909-1973).

Don Messer

However, it was written by fiddler and composer John Durocher (1934–1989), of Sarnia, Ontario [for whom see: “John Durocher: A Gifted Composer.” Fiddler Magazine 12, no. 2 (2005): 25–27.



Source for notated version: Gerry Robichaud (New Brunswick/Boston) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources: Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 69.

Recorded sources: Apex ALF 1651, Don Messer & His Islanders. Voyager 310, Gerry Robichaud--"Down East Fiddling" (1973).




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