Steamboat Waltz

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X:1 T:Steamboat Waltz M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Waltz S:Elias Howe – Diamond School for the Violin (c. 1861) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d2|dgfedc|ed B2 GB|dc A2 FA|ed B2 d2| dgfedc|ed B2 GB|dcedcA|G4:| |:D2|GBdc A2|FAed B2|GBdc A2|FAed B2|dgfedc|ed B2 GB|dcedcA|G4:|

STEAMBOAT WALTZ. English, American; Waltz (3/4 time). USA, Maine. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Steamboat Waltz" was one of the staple tunes of Boston music publisher Elias Howe, included often in his various collections throughout the 19th century. The title appears in a repertoire list of Norway, Maine, fiddler Mellie Dunham. The elderly Dunham was Henry Ford's champion fiddler in the late 1920's.

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Printed sources : - Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 134. Howe (Musician's Companion Part 1), 1841; p. 35. Howe (Diamond School for the Violin), c. 1861. Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune Book, vol. 2), 1954; p. 30. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 139.

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