Annotation:Shenandoah Valley Waltz

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X:1 T:Shenandoah Waltz C:Clyde Moody Z:V.T. Williams M:3/4 K:C G AB|"C"c3d cA|c3G AG|"G"E2D4-|D3D GA|B3A G^F|=F3B, ED|"C"C6-|C3:| C DE|"F"F3E FA|c4c2|"C"(3AcAG3A|G3G E_E|"D"D2^F2A2|Bd3zB|"G"G3B G^F|"G7"=F3G AB| "C"c3d cA|c3G AG|"G"E2D4-|D3D GA|B3A G^F|=F3B, ED|"C"C6-|C3|]

SHENANDOAH VALLEY WALTZ. Bluegrass, Old-Time; Waltz. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was composed by North Carolina country singer and guitarist Clyde Moody (1915-1989), known as the "Hillbilly Waltz King". He got his start in the late 1930's as a member of J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers, and later played with Bill Monroe and the bluegrass boys, with whom he stayed until 1944. Moody had a hit with his solo recording of the tune in the mid-1940’s and it was covered a few years later by Charlie Monroe and the Kentucky Pardners, and subsequently by numerous others.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Vee Latty (1910-1956, Callaway County, Missouri`) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 157.

Recorded sources: - Capitol Records EAP 1-1111 (45 RPM, extended play), Hank Thompson - "Favorite Waltzes by Hank Thompson" (1959). MSOTFA No. 101, Eee Latty - "Fever in the South" (2015, from tapes made around 1955).

See also listing at:
See/hear Clyde Moody sing his "Shenandoah Valley Waltz" on [1]

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