Rose of Sharon Waltz
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ROSE OF SHARON WALTZ. AKA and see "Rosebud of Allenvale (The)." AKA - "Rose of Allendale (The)," "Rose(bud) of Avonmore," "Roses of Ave More." Scottish (originally), American; Waltz (3/4 time). A Major (Phillips): G Major (Silberberg). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AA'B (Phillips). The melody was originally composed by the great Scots fiddler J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), who titled it "Rosebud of Allenvale (The)." As “Rose of Sharon,” the waltz played in the key of ‘A’, and is played by bluegrass and old-time fiddlers, and is a favorite contest waltz. It was in the repertoire of Hiram Stamper who helped popularize it, however, the ultimate source for "Rose of Sharon" is a 1975 recording by fiddler Howard "Howdy" Forrester (1922-1987), an influential cross-genre master who was much imitated.
The 'Rose of Sharon' title is a biblical reference--"I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley,--and the name of a flowering plant, the hibiscus.