Annotation:Svensk Anna's Vals

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X: 1 T: Svensk Anna's Vals T: Svenskarnasvalsen T: Nordfjordsvals %: Fjordvalsen O: Trad Scandinavian N: Alfred Maurstad, a fiddler from Nordfjord, Norway, played this tune N: in the Norwegian film "Fant". R: waltz A: Orkney A: Boda O: Sweden O: Scotland Z: Manuel Waldesco <> tradtunes 2002-6-18 M: 3/4 K: D FG |\ A2f2e2 | d2c2B2 | A2F2G2 | A4 FG |\ A2f2e2 | d2c2d2 | e3f ed | e4 FG | A2f2e2 | d2c2B2 | A2F2G2 | A4 AA |\ B2g2f2 | e2B2c2 | d3e dc | d4 :| |: FG |\ A4 f2 | A4 A2 | B4 g2 | B4 B2 |\ c3d cB | E2F2G2 | B2A2G2 | F4 FG | A4 f2 | A4 AA | B4 g2 | B4 BB |\ c3d cB | A2 f2 e2 | d3e dc | d4 :|

SVENSK ANNA'S WALTZ. AKA and see “Peek-a-boo Waltz.” Swedish, Waltz (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Tom Paley informs that "Svensk" is not only the word for Swedish but is also a family name in the Boda/Raettvik area of Sweden. He was told that the tune was named for a woman named Svensk Anna (or, as it would be put in America, Anna Svensk). In America the tune is known as the “Peek-a-boo Waltz,” a title Seattle fiddler Vivian Williams believes may have derived from the popular song “Peekaboo, I See You,” of the mid-19th century. J.A. Boucher's "Valse des fleurs" is a similar sounding tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thompson (The Fiddler's Almanac), 1985; p. 54.

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