Arizona Waltz

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 Theme code Index    663 5L5L6L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Rex Allen
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Waltz/Valse/Vals
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AA'B
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 238
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1995
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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ARIZONA WALTZ. Old-Time, Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The name Arizona had humble origins, and was first used by Spanish explorers referring to ‘the little spring’. It was used by a mining company which brought it to public notice and it soon came to represent an entire territory of the American southwest (Matthews, 1972). The waltz is copyrighted to actor and musician Rex Allen (1920-1999), who performed it in the film The Arizona Cowboy (1950) and who is supposed to have composed it at 14 (c. 1934).

Source for notated version: Clem Myers [Phillips].

Printed source: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 238.

T: Arizona Waltz
C: Rex Allen
c^c|d3c Ac|C3C DC|=B,3^A, B,A|G4d_e|=e3d c=B|
_B3E FG|A6-|A4c^c|d3c Ac|C3C DC|
=B,3^A, B,A|G4d_e|=e3d c=B|_B3E AG|F6-|F4D2||
B,3B, DF|B3d c=B|c6-|c6|G3E C=B,|
_B,3A, B,D|C6-|C4c^c|d3c Ac|C3C DC|
=B,3^A, B,A|G4d_e|=e3d c=B|_B3E AG|F6-|F4|]

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