Annotation:Rope Waltz (The)

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X:1 T:Rope Waltz, The S:West Edinburgh Folk Group, circa 1995 O:Orkney Z:Nigel Gatherer M:3/4 R:Waltz L:1/8 K:D A2 G2|F3 G^GA|D4 d2|c3 d^de|A4 G2|F3 G^GA|D4 F2|E6-|E2 A2 G2| F3 G^GA|D4 d2|c3 d^de|A4 G2|F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D2 F2 A2| d2 d2 e2|f4 e2|d4 c2|d2 c2 B2|A6|g4 f2|e4 d2|ce- e4-|e2 d2 e2| f4 e2|d4 c2|d2 c2 B2|A4 G2|F3 G F2|E3 F E2|D6-|D2 z4|]

ROPE WALTZ, THE. AKA and see “Orcadian Waltz.” Scottish, Waltz (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune may have originated in the Orkney Islands (Christine Martin, for example, includes it in her section of Orkney melodies). Scottish bandleader Jimmy Shand recorded it on a 78 RPM as “Orcadian Waltz.” Fr. John Quinn finds "The Rope Waltz" to be a version of the popular country dance tune “Perfect Cure (The).”

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 104. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 38.

Recorded sources : - Parlophone R4218 (78 RPM), Jimmy Shand (1956). Topic 12TS408, John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris - "Facing the Music." Waverley SZLP 2127, Jimmy Shand and His Band ‎– "Jimmy Shand Plays Old Time" (1971). Jimmy Shand - "Buttons and Keys vol. 4."

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