Scenes from the Finland Woods

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SCENES FROM THE FINLAND WOODS. Canadian, Waltz (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Messer): AABB’ (Perlman). The tune was recorded by the piano player for Don Messer & His Islanders, Waldo "Thumbs" Munro (1930-2006), who played with the group from 1951 to 1973. Garnet Rogers has described him as "the guy who had pretty much defined a whole style of music back in the day, with perfect rhythm and great big moving bass chords, and a lightning right hand."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Gary Chipman (b. 1944, Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 91. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 168, p. 112. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 172 (appears as “German Waltz”).

Recorded sources: -Banff ‎Records SBS 5341, Don Messer - "The Don Messer Family" (1967. Played by piano player Waldo Munro). Rodeo Records RLP 25, Waldo Munro - "Maritime House Party" (1955).



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