Waltz Without a Name
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WALTZ WITHOUT A NAME. USA, Western/Pacific. Waltz, A Major (1st part and 3rd parts), E major (2nd part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The use of extremely high notes in many of the dance tunes from this era may reflect the need for the violin to be heard over the other instruments in the band and the noise of the dance, before the invention of the PA system.
The Haynes family manuscript of sixty-five dance tunes was handed down through several generations of the Haynes, Shuck, and Adams families who came West over the Oregon Trail from Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa and Missouri between 1847 and 1853. They settled on Chehalem Mountain, near Newberg, Yamhill County, in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon, where they raised grain, strawberries and raspberries, orchard fruit and other crops. Several members of the family worked at a local grain mill, and others were carpenters.Many of the family members were musical, and over the years several people contributed tunes to the manuscript. Although it might have originated in Iowa or Missouri, the manuscript was most likely begun in Oregon. It may have been started by Martin Shuck (1806 - 1896), who was born in Kentucky, and was a fiddler and a well-educated man. Or it could have come from his daughter Margaret Lucretia Shuck (b. ca. 1844), or from her husband James Haynes. Their son Thomas Martin Haynes (1879 - 1926) was a carpenter, a banjo and guitar player, and a dance fiddler, and he played from the manuscript. He was the grandfather of the current owner of the manuscript, Marilyn Shollenberger, former owner of Marilyn’s Music Plus in Baker City, Oregon.