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X:2 % T:Salamonie Waltz M:3/4 L:1/8 C:Fred Weaver S:Fred Weaver, Gas City, IN I:Fred named this tune after the Salamonie River, I:which ran abouut 20 miles from his home. Z:transcribed by Joel Shimberg R:Waltz K:D F2A2 A>B|A2F2D2|B2 G2 D2|G,4 DE|FA3 A>B| A2 F2 D2|E4 EF|E2-(3E F ED2|F2A2 A>B|A2 F2 D2| B2 G2 D2|G,4zf|f3 edB|A2F2A2|G2F2E2|D6:| |:f3 efg|a2f2d2|c3 d c B|A3zAB|c3 Bcd| e2f2g2|f2d2B2|A4z2|d3 efg|a2f2d2| g4b2|b4z2|a3fdB|A2F2A2|G2F2E2|D6:|

SALIMONY WALTZ. American, Waltz (3/4 time). D Major (Matthiesen): G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The “Salimony/Salimonie Waltz” was composed by fiddler and retired schoolteacher Fred Weaver, of Gas City, Indiana, a contemporary and friend of the more famous Indiana fiddler John W. Summers. The tune has been “folk-processed” from Weaver’s simple original melody. The waltz was named for a watercourse in northern Indiana, a tributary of the Wabash River, although there is also a Salimony Lake in the state formed by a dam on the river.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - probably from West Virginia fiddler Franklin George via Rodney Miller (Antrim, N.H.) [Matthiesen].

Printed sources : - Matthiesen (Waltz Book II), 1995; p. 51.

Recorded sources: - Rounder 0193, Rodney Miller - "Airplang" (1984).

See also listing at:
Hear a 1972 field recording of the tune being played by Indiana fiddler John Summers at Slippery Hill [1]

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