River John Sunset Waltz

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X: 1 % T:River John Sunset Waltz C:Florence Killen C:Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada M:3/4 L:1/8 F:http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/SeymourShlien/ottawaslowjam/OSJ_carp/%25362:RIVERJOHNSUNSETWALTZ.abc K:D major A FE |: "D"D3 E FG | A2 F2 D2 | "G"G3 D GB | d4 dB | "D"A3 B AG | [1 F2 G2 F2 |"A"E6 | E3 A FE :| [2 "A"E2 F2 E2 | "D"D6 | D3 B AG || |: F3 A de | f2 g2 a2 | "G"g3 a gd | B4 dB | "D"A2 d3 d | [1 d2 e2 f2 | "A"e6 | e3 B AG :| [2e2 f2 e2 | "D"d6 | d4 z2 |]



RIVER JOHN SUNSET WALTZ. Canadian, Waltz. Canada, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Truro, Nova Scotia, musician Florence Killen who named for her home community, the tune was popularized by New Brunswick fiddler Ivan Hicks. Central New York fiddler Chad Miller reports that the tune has become somewhat of a ‘standard’ in his region, learned from visiting Canadian fiddlers.

See also "Florence Killen's Waltz," a waltz written in her honor.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Archie Stewart (b. 1917, Milltown Cross, South Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 172.

Recorded sources: - Great Eastern SR 35, Ivan Hicks - "Fiddling for Fun and Friends" (1979).



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