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MOTHER'S WALTZ. Old-Time, Waltz. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Mother's Waltz" is one of the '100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes' according to Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. Source Vee Latty (1910-1956, Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri, in the Little Dixie region) was the 1928 Missouri state fiddling champion (with over one hundred fiddlers competing), and broadcast on various radio stations. "His wrist action with the bow was the best I ever saw," writes R.P. Christeson (1984). Latty is considered a 'primary source' for fiddling in the region, having taught and influenced a number of important regional fiddlers.

Source for notated version: Vee Latty (Calloway County, Missouri) [Christeson].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 158.

Recorded sources: MSOTRA 101, Vee Latty - "Fever in the South." MSOTFA 9011, Charlie Walden - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Missouri."




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