X:18 T:Hungarian Waltz. WI.018 T:When I Was A Lady. WI.018 M:3/8 L:1/16 Q:1/8=60 B:Wm Irwin, 1838 MS, AGG's Transcription R:.Waltz O:England A:Lake District N:AGG says"see the simpler form in MS 42"..CGP. Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:G Bd|g2f2 Ae|e2d2 Bd|d2c2Ac|e2d2Bd|\ g2f2 ce|e2d2Bd|d2c2AF|G4:| |:Bd|(3cdc A2c2|e2d2 Bd|(3cdc A2c2|e2d2" etc"zz|]
HUNGARIAN WALTZ. AKA and see "Drink Your Tea Love," "Grand Duke Nicholas, "When I was a Lady." English, Waltz (3/8 time). England; Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Dorset. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. A highly popular tune which may or may not have been Hungarian in origin; it appears in several English musicians' music copybooks of the 1830's and 1840's. The Hungarian Waltz title, however, speaks not to origins but to a specific type of dance developed in the mid-19th century from a dance form called the Rheinlander, or Schottische. Novelist Thomas Hardy, himself an accordion player and fiddler, mentions the tune in scene notes to his work The Dynasts (1904-08):
The 'Hungarian Waltz' having also been danced, the hostess calls up the Highland soldiers to show the foreign guests what a Scotch reel is like. The men put their hands on their hips and tread it out briskly. While they stand aside and rest 'The Hanovarian Dance' is called.