Josefin’s waltz

Also known as Johsefin’s, Johsefin’s Dopvals, Johsefins Dopvals, Josefin’s Baptism, Josefin’s Dopvals, Josefin’s Vals, Josefin’s Waltze, Josephine’s, Josephine’s Christening, Joshefin’s.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

Josefin’s has been added to 27 tune sets.

Josefin's has been added to 696 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"DGA|B d c|BAG|D2 E|"C" C2 C/2C/2|EGF|E3|"D"D3|
"G"DGA|B d c|BAG|D2 E|"C"C2 C/2C/2| EFG|("D"A3|A)Bc|
|:"G"dBd|g2f|"C"e3|"G"d3|"C"ced|cBA|"G"B>c B|"D"ABc:|
|"Em"BAG|"D"F2G|"C"G3|CDC|"G"B,DG|"D"FEF|("G"G3|G)|
X: 2
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|DGA|Bdc|BAG|D2 E|C>CC|EGF|E3|D2 D|
|DGA|Bdc|BAG|D2 E|C>CC| EFG|A3-|ABc||
|:dBd|g2 f|e3|d2 B|ced|cBA|B>cB|ABc:||
|BAG|F2 G|G3|CDC|B,DG|FEF|G3-|G2 D||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
"F" AGF | E2F | F3 | B,CB, |
A,CF | "C"EDE | "Bb"(F3 | F3) [|: "F"CFG | AcB |
AGF | C2D | "Bb"B,>B,B, | DFE | D3 | "C"C3 |
"F"CFG | AcB | AGF | C2D | "Bb"B,>B,B, | CEF |
"C"(G3 |1. G3) :||2. G)AB [|: "F"cAc | f2e | "Bb"d3 |
"F"c3 | "Bb"Bdc | BAG | "F"A>BA | "C"GAB | "F"cAc |
f2e | "Bb"d3 | "F"c3 | "Bb"Bdc | BAG | "F"A>BA |
"C"GAB | "dm"AGF | "am"E2F | "Bb"F3 | B,CB, | "F"A,CF |
"C"EDE | "Bb"(F3 |1. F)AB :||2. F3) || "F"HF3 |]
X: 4
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: C2 F2 G2 | A2 c2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 | C4 D2 | B,3 B, B,2 | D2 F2 E2 | D6 | C6 |
C2 F2 G2 | A2 c2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 | C4 D2 | B,3 B, B,2 | C2 E2 F2 | G6- |[1 G6 :|[2 G2 ||
|: A2 B2 |c2 A2 c2 | f4 e2 | d6 | c6 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A3 B A2 | G2 A2 B2 |
c2 A2 c2 | f4 e2 | d6 | c6 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A3 B A2 | G2 A2 B2 |
A2 G2 F2 | E4 F2 | F6 | B,2 C2 B,2 | A,2 C2 F2 | E3 D E2 | F6- |[1 F2 :|[2 F6 |]
X: 5
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 G2 A2 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | D4 E2 | C3 C C2 | E2 G2 F2 | E6 | D6 |
D2 G2 A2 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | D4 E2 | C3 C C2 | D2 F2 G2 | A6- |[1 A6 :|[2 A2 ||
|: B2 c2 |d2 B2 d2 | g4 f2 | e6 | d6 | c2 e2 d2 | c2 G2 A2 | B3 c B2 | A2 B2 c2 |
d2 B2 d2 | g4 f2 | e6 | d6 | c2 e2 d2 | c2 G2 A2 | B3 c B2 | A2 B2 c2 |
B2 A2 G2 |F4 G2 | G6 | C2 D2 C2 | B,2 D2 G2 | F3 E F2 | G6- |[1 G2 :|[2 G6 |]
X: 6
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 d2 e2 | f2 a2 g2 | f2 e2 d2 | A4 B2 | G3 G G2 | B2 d2 c2 | B6 | A6 |
A2 d2 e2 | f2 a2 g2 | f2 e2 d2 | A4 B2 | G3 G G2 | A2 c2 d2 | e6- |[1 e6 :|[2 e2 ||
|: F2 G2 |A2 F2 A2 | d4 c2 | B6 | A6 | G2 B2 A2 | G2 D2 E2 | F3 G F2 | E2 F2 G2 |
A2 F2 A2 | d4 c2 | B6 | A6 | G2 B2 A2 | G2 D2 E2 | F3 G F2 | E2 F2 G2 |
F2 E2 D2 |c4 d2 | d6 | G2 A2 G2 | F2 A2 d2 | c3 B c2 | d6- |[1 d2 :|[2 d6 |]
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M:3/8
V:1
"G"D2 G2 A2 |"Gmaj7"B2 d2 c2 |"Em7"B2 A2 G2 |"Bm7"D4 E2 |"Cmaj7"C4 CC |"Am7"E2 G2 F2 |"D7"E6 |D6 |
"G"D2 G2 A2 |"Gmaj7"B2 d2 c2 |"Em7"B2 A2 G2 |"Bm"D4 E2 |"Am7"C4 CC |"Bm7"D2 F2 G2 |1 "D"A6- |A6 :|2 A6- |A2 B2 c2 ||
|:"G"d2 B2 d2 |"Em"g4 f2 |"Am7"e6 |"Bm"d6 |"C"c2 e2 d2 |"Am7"c2 B2 A2 |"Em7"B3 c B2 |"D"A2 B2 c2 |"Bm"d2 B2 d2 |
"Em7"g4 f2 |"C"e6 |"D"d6 |"Am7"c2 e2 d2 |"D7"c2 B2 A2 |"Am9"B3 c B2 |"D7"A2 B2 c2 |"Em7"B2 A2 G2 |"Bm"F4 G2 |
"C"G6 |C2 D2 C2 |"G"B,2 D2 G2 |"D"F2 E2 F2 ||1"G9sus4"G6 |"D"A2 B2 c2 :|2"G"G6- |G6 |]
V:2
B,2 D2 F2 |G2 F2 A2 |G2 F2 E2 |B,2 G,4 |E2 G2 B2 |c2 A2 d2 |c2 A2 G2- |G2 F2 D2 |
G,4 G2- |G2 F2 A2 |G4 E2 |B,6 |A,2 G2 E2 |B,2 D2 E2 |1 F4 D2 |D2 C2 A,2 :|2 F2 G2 F2 |D2 G2 A2 ||
|:B2 G2 F2 |E2 B,2 D2 |C2 A4 |F4 B,2 |E2 C2 B,2 |A,2 G2 F2 |G2 E4 |F2 G2 A2 |B2 D2 B,2 |
E2 D4 |C2 G4 |F2 A2 cB |A2 G2 F2 |E2 D2 C2 |D2 E2 G2 |F2 G2 A2 |G3 F E2 |D2 B,4 |
CE GA Bc |ec AF GE |D2 GA B2 |A2 c4- |1 c2 D2 E2 |F2 G2 A2 :|2 c2 B2 c2 |[D6G,6B6]||
# Added by Bazza .
X: 8
T: Josefin's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
V:1
"G"D2 G2 A2 |"D"B2 d2 c2 |"G"B3B AG |"G/B"D4 E2 |"C"C3C C2 |E2 G2 F2 |E6 |"D"D6 |
"G"D2 G2 A2 |"D"B2 d2 c2 |"G"B3B AG |"G/B"D4 E2 |"C"C3C C2 |"G/B"D2 F2 "C"G2 |1 "D"A6 |A6 :|2 "D"A6 |A4 Bc ||
|:"G"d3B d2 |"G/B"g4 f2 |"C"e6 |"G"d4B2 |"C"c3e d2 |c2 B2 A2 |"G"B3 c B2 |"D"A4 Bc |
"G"d3B d2 |"G/B"g4 f2 |"C"e6 |"G"d4B2 |"C"c3e d2 |c2 B2 A2 |"G"B3 c B2 |"D"A4 Bc |
"Em"B3A G2 |"D"F4 G2 |"C"G6 |C3D C2 |"G"B,2 D2 G2 |"D"F3E F2 ||1"G"G6- |G4 Bc :|2"G"G6- |G6 |]
V:2
G,2 B,2 D2 |G2 B2 A2 |G3G DB, |G,6 |G,6 |C2 E2 D2 |C6 |A6 |
G,2 B,2 D2 |G2 B2 A2 |G3G DB, |G,6 |G,6 |B,2 D2 E2 |1 F6 |D6 :|2 F6 |D4D2 ||
|:G3D G2 |d4B2 |c6 |B4G2 |E2 G2 F2 |E2 D2 C2 |D2 B,2 C2 |D4D2 |
G3D G2 |d4 B2 |c6 |B4G2 |E2 G2 F2 |E2 D2 C2 |D2 B,2 C2 |D4 ^D2 |
E4 E2 |D4 B,2 |C6 |G,6 |G,4 B,2 |D3D C2 |1 B,6- |B,4D2 :|2 B6- |B6|]

Thirty-one comments

A Swedish Waltz from Vasen. Played very slow.

I’m not sure of the correct spelling, but this is the tune recorded on Dervish’s "At the End of the Day" as "Josefin’s."

Josefin’s Waltz by Roger Tallroth

The wildly popular contra dance band Swallowtail (based in Massachusetts) included it on their recording "After the Dance." The liner notes say "Swedish guitarist Roger Tallroth composed this beautiful waltz for his niece’s christening."

I also heard it played by Tallroth and his group (sorry, I don’t recall the name) on the Prairie Home Companion radio show.

Josefin’s Waltz by Tallroth

This tune is on the CD Trio from the Swedish group Vasen with Tallroth. Go and listen, this is great music

Notated as an actual waltz

If you want a cleaner set of dots in actual 3/4 notation, cut and paste the following abcs into a converter (such as the Tune-o-Tron at www.concertina.net).

X: 1
T: Josephine’s
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
D|DGA|Bdc|BAG|D2 E|C>CC|EGF|E3|D2 D|
|DGA|Bdc|BAG|D2 E|C>CC| EFG|A3-|ABc||
|:dBd|g2 f|e3|d2 B|ced|cBA|B>cB|ABc:||
|BAG|F2 G|G3|CDC|B,DG|FEF|G3-|G2 D||

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correct Swedish spelling: "Josefins dopvals"
(which means: the Christening Waltz of Josephine)

In the recorded key

I transcribed this directly from Dervish’s "At the End of the Day" CD in the key in which it was recorded. I also included their intro.

X: 1
T: Josefin’s Waltz
C: Roger Tallroth
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
R: Waltz
K: F
"F"z3 | z3 | z3 | zAB | AGF | E2F | F3 | B,CB, |
A,CF | "C"EDE | "Bb"(F3 | F3) [|: "F"CFG | AcB |
AGF | C2D | "Bb"B,>B,B, | DFE | D3 | "C"C3 |
"F"CFG | AcB | AGF | C2D | "Bb"B,>B,B, | CEF |
"C"(G3 |1. G3) :||2. G)AB [|: "F"cAc | f2e | "Bb"d3 |
"F"c3 | "Bb"Bdc | BAG | "F"A>BA | "C"GAB | "F"cAc |
f2e | "Bb"d3 | "F"c3 | "Bb"Bdc | BAG | "F"A>BA |
"C"GAB | "dm"AGF | "am"E2F | "Bb"F3 | B,CB, | "F"A,CF |
"C"EDE | "Bb"(F3 |1. F)AB :||2. F3) || "F"HF3 |]

Vasen

defo….vasen are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

“Josefin’s Dopvals” C: Roger Talroth, Väsen

X: 45
T: Josefin’s Dopvals
T: Josefin’s Baptism / Christening Waltz
T: Josefin’s Waltz
C: Roger Talroth
S: Väsen
O: Swedish
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: Vals
R: waltz
K: F Major
C2 F2 G2 | A2 c2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 | C4 D2 | B,3 B, B,2 | D2 F2 E2 | D6 | C6 |
C2 F2 G2 | A2 c2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 | C4 D2 | B,3 B, B,2 | C2 E2 F2 | G6- |[1 G6 :|[2 G2 ||
|: A2 B2 |\
c2 A2 c2 | f4 e2 | d6 | c6 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A3 B A2 | G2 A2 B2 |
c2 A2 c2 | f4 e2 | d6 | c6 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A3 B A2 | G2 A2 B2 |
A2 G2 F2 | E4 F2 | F6 | B,2 C2 B,2 | A,2 C2 F2 | E3 D E2 | F6- |[1 F2 :|[2 F6 |]

K: G Major (transposed from the above take in F Major)
D2 G2 A2 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | D4 E2 | C3 C C2 | E2 G2 F2 | E6 | D6 |
D2 G2 A2 | B2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | D4 E2 | C3 C C2 | D2 F2 G2 | A6- |[1 A6 :|[2 A2 ||
|: B2 c2 |\
d2 B2 d2 | g4 f2 | e6 | d6 | c2 e2 d2 | c2 G2 A2 | B3 c B2 | A2 B2 c2 |
d2 B2 d2 | g4 f2 | e6 | d6 | c2 e2 d2 | c2 G2 A2 | B3 c B2 | A2 B2 c2 |
B2 A2 G2 |F4 G2 | G6 | C2 D2 C2 | B,2 D2 G2 | F3 E F2 | G6- |[1 G2 :|[2 G6 |]

Composed by Roger Tallroth, guitar and bouzouki player with the Swedish band "Väsen"…

Sheet Music

The sheet music for this tune is very very wrong. All note values need to be twice as long and the measure markings adjusted accordingly. Is there a way to correct this or upload corrected sheet music?

Re: Sheet Music

you could upload an ABC version yourself if you wanted…

My inclination on this waltz, just an inclination, would be to play it AAB = 16/16 + 32, to not repeat the 32 bar B-part.

Erm, ceolachan, the B part is 24 bars long, I think you will find.

😛 ~ right you are, as the transcriptions clearly show. Still, if I was having to work with a dance that needed a measured count, I’d have to swing things differently to fit say 32 bars. But as an open couple dance, no problem… 😎

Josefin’s Waltz

The way it is written above in Sheet Music is wrong, surely? Can someone post a ‘correct’ version, please? Thank you. Forgive me if I don’t quite understand why there are not 3 beats to the bar, as there should be.

Josefin’s default note length

The problem seems to be with abc versions written with note length < L: 1/4 >
When these are parsed on the site (w/abcjs) the application assigns a *default* note length of < L: 1/8 >

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Natalie MacMaster plays a beautiful track of this tune on her "Blueprint" CD.

Re: Josefin’s

The first two sheet music settings have the wrong time signature. They should be 3/8, not 3/4.

Re: Josefin’s

I feel we should respect Tallroth’s original basic version of this tune (which you can hear and see him play with Väsen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZrfjHeFEr0). This means: 1) both A & B parts are repeated; 2) the last bar of the first time through A descends, leading back to the first pitch again (A-G-E if it’s played in G); 3) and two bars before the end of part A, it’s not E-F#-G but D-F#-G. Of course, then they (in all their concerts, and on the album "Trio") vary it after that first AABB, so we can all have fun with it too. - Spelling too: Tallroth spells it "Johsefins Dopvals".

Re: Josefin’s

Correction to my previous comment: the first THREE settings (not the first two) have notation in 3/8 with a time signature of 3/4.

Josefin’s, X:7

Here’s a two-part arrangement by The Rude Mechanicals.

One pernickety observation: the first two settings above have an error in bar 14: the first note should be one tone above the preceding one (D if you’re playing in G) not a third above. It’s one of those details of phrasing that matters to us Väsen fans.

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Re: Josefin’s

For some reason, the notation doesn’t show up until after the piece has been posted, so I didn’t realise that the accompanying part is set out in lines 6 - 10 of the X:7 MS above, rather than as a parallel stave. Also the three dotted minims at the end were written as a chord but appear here as separate notes. Also, it’s meant to be in 3/8 but that doesn’t seem to be an option if something’s listed as a waltz, so it’s given in 3/4.

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Re: Josefin’s

Ah! I see my posting (X:7) has been edited to read correctly. Thanks, Jeremy.

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Josefin’s, X:8

It was Catriona MacDonald who taught us this tune many moons ago. Some time later, somebody asked me for a second fiddle part so I wrote one to go underneath the tune. I’ve used Bazza’s setting as a blueprint and altered where necessary for our harmonically simpler arrangement. Thanks Bazza.

Re: Josefin’s

Must try that! Often play the tune. Dare I say I prefer your chord structure: too many minors for my liking/capabilities in X7. (Sorry Bazza, but that’s at least partly owing to my limitations of available chords in my B/C box!)
One bugbear is bar 15: so many people hereabouts play E F# G instead of D F#G. I transcribed it from the Vasen video where it is definitely (in key of F) C E F, which, transposed to G = D F#G.