The Sussex Waltz waltz

The Sussex Waltz has been added to 1 tune set.

The Sussex Waltz has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Sussex Waltz
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: "G" d2d2 "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 | "D" FG A2F2 |"G" GA B2 "Am" c2 |
"G" d2d2 "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 |"D" FG A2F2 |1 "G" G2A2B2 :|2 "G" G2B2G2||
|: "D" FG A2F2 | "G" GA B2G2 | "Am" AB c2e2 |"G" d2 Bd "D7" cA |
"G" B3d "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 |"D" FG A2F2 |1 "G" G2B2G2 :|2 "G" G6 ||
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2
X: 2
T: The Sussex Waltz
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2c2|:d2 d2 cA|B2 BA G2|FG A2 F2|G2 B2 c2|
d2 d2 cA|B2 BA G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 B2 c2:|2 G2 B2 G2||
|:FG A2 F2|GA B2 G2|AB c2 e2|d2 Bd cA|
B2 Bd cA|B2 BA G2|FG A2 F2|1 G2 B2 G2:|2 G2|]
3
X: 3
T: The Sussex Waltz
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
(3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 |
(3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 ||
B/c/dB | c2e | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 |
B/c/dB | c2e | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 ||

Six comments

This waltz was taught to my fiddle playing partner at Nancy Kerr’s workshop in Sussex a couple oy years ago. It is played quite often at the Lewes sessions, and our band have paired it with Sweet Jenny Jones for ceilidhs.

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Source

It can be found in the Sussex Tunebook (I think it is number 104), but that book is out of print. There are plans to republish it, but this has been true for years, and progress is very slow.

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The Sussex Waltz, X:3

This is #104 in A Sussex Tune Book - it appears there as ‘Untitled Waltz’.

It’s fundamentally the same tune although the ‘folk process’ has been hard at work on this one. The transcription in The Sussex Tune Book is from a manuscript book compiled by the Welch family of Bosham in Sussex, dated 1800.

A Sussex Tune Book, ed. Anne Loughran & Vic Gammon, music drawn by Martin Carthy, published by EFDSS 1982.

Re: The Sussex Waltz

sfmans - Is this as it appears in the book? All the note values should really be doubled - or else the time signature ought to be changed to 3/8 (not conventional for a waltz, although not fundamentally incorrect).

Re: The Sussex Waltz

Indeed so, but the interface won’t change the time signature [or allow an alternative title] once it’s been set by the original version of the tune.

It should indeed be 3/8 as that’s what’s in the book.

I meant to point that out in my comment but, er, didn’t.