X:1 T:Waverley T:Waverly N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo., though N:originally from Greene County, Mo., Ozarks region). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/waverley D:Rounder 0133, Art Galbraith - "Dixie Blossoms" (1981) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DEGA BdBA|GBAd Bd2B |G2[G2B2] (_B=B2)A| GBAG EG3| DEGA BdBA| GBAd Bd3|efed BdBA|GEAG EG3| DEGA B2[G2B2]|G2 Ad Bd2B|GEGA BdBA|GDAG EG3| DEGA BdBA|GDAd Bd3|eed BdBA|GEAG EG3|| [M:3/2]g+slide+g2g f2 ed Bd3|[M:C|]efed BdBA|GEAG E2 D2| [M:3/2](fg2)g f2 ed Bd3| [M:C|]efed B2BA|GEAG EG3||
WAVERLY. AKA - "Waverley." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A similar tune is “Hell Agin' the Barn Door (2).” Beisswenger & McCann remark that Galbriath family lore has it that the tune is an old Scottish tune. There are perhaps associations with the town of Waverly, Lafayette County, central Missouri, founded in the 1840's by a settler whose home was Waverly, Illinois, a name inspired by the much admired Waverley series of novels of Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832), published from 1814. Art Galbraith (1909-1993) originally had the tune from his Uncle Tobe, but, since it wasn’t part of his on-going repertoire, he had to remember it and re-learn it later in life. The second strain is irregular.