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 at at 14 (c. 1934).
Source for notated version: Clem Myers [Phillips].
Printed source: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 238.
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