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X: 1 T: Swiss Waltz [1], The %R: waltz B: "Le Sylphe, Twenty Four Country Dances with Figures for the Year 1818", Button & Whitaker, p.3 #1 F: http://www.vwml.org/browse/browse-collections-dance-tune-books/browse-button1818 Z: 2014 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> N: The Figures by Mr WILSON. M: 3/8 L: 1/16 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/DftY/1818/Button_Whitaker.abc K: D % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A2 |\ d2A2f2 | d4(fg) | a2f2d'2 | (a^gab)a2 |\ (A2d2).d2 | e4f2 | g2e2c2 | d4 :| |: A2 |\ A2F2A2 | B4G2 | g2e2c2 | (defg).a2 |\ A2F2A2 | B4G2 | g2e2c2 | d4 :| % - - - - - - - - - - Dance description - - - - - - - - - - %%center WALTZ FIGURE (Each strain repeated) %%begintext align %% The 1st Lady turns 2d Gent: a la waltz 1st Gent turns 2d %% Lady a la waltz |: & whole poussette with sauteuse step |: . %%endtext %%center COUNTRY DANCE FIGURE (Each strain repeated) %%begintext align %% Hands 3 round with 2d Lady hands 3 round with 2d Gent: |: lead %% down the mid: up again & right & left with top Cu: |: . %%endtext %%sep 1 1 450



SWISS WALTZ [1]. Switzerland, New England, England; Waltz (3/8 time). England, Yorkshire. B Flat Major (Linscott, Merryweather & Seattle): D Major (Merryweather & Seattle). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Linscott): AABBCCDD (Merryweather & Seattle). Linscott (1939) identifies this as a 18th century melody.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - an MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle].

Printed sources : - Linscott (Folk Songs of Old New England), 1939; p. 119 120. Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; Nos. 87-88, p. 51.






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