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QUEEN MARY WALTZ. Scottish, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The melody was composed by Felix Burns. Burns was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1864. A musical prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, his first musical instruments were tin whistle and mouth organ, “graduating” to piano, organ and various brass instruments. His composing career started at an early age and he went on to become one of the most popular composers of his time, although for an unknown reason he often credited his compositions to various pen names such as Leona Lacoste, Alfred Rosslyn, Claud Roslind, and Leon Fabrini. He settled in Carlisle, and died 1920, although not before siring thirteen children. Burns work was much recorded in the early decades of the 20th century by such musicians as Scotland’s Wyper Brothers.

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Recorded sources: Gennett 4668 (78 RPM), Dick Pamby (1920). TOPIC 12-T-376, Jack Williams (1978).

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