## Sixteen comments

### Ornamentation

These are the bare bones of the medley. There are many subtle variations played by emile which are best learned by listening to the recording. The album track features a full band including dulcimers, guitars, a mandolin, electric bass, cello, synthesizer and flute.

### Chords

Chords usually aren’t included in the ABC, just the melody, and if included, are found in the comments.

My try something like:

|: Am | Am | Em | Em | Am | Am | C | C |

Am | Am | G | G | F | G | Am | Am :|

or,

|: Am | Am | Em | Em | Am | Am | C | C |

C | C | Em | Em | F | G | Am | Am :|

for the second part?

Also, might tuck the 8th measure of the second part up with the first line?

‘My’, oh-my, ‘might’ is right!

### Thanks for the tips

Thanks for the advice re: chords, that was my first post so I wasn’t aware of the format.

not sure exactly what you mean with the 8th measure of the second part. I know the last line is just a repeat of the first part, but thats how he plays in on the record.

Some folks do include them in their ABCs, but it is an easier read if they are done as MK has shown. Here’s how ABCs handle them, using MKs chords ~

K: Amin

d2 |:\

"Am" e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | "Em" g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB |

"Am" c2 B2 c2 | d2 c2 d2 | "C" e4 ee | e4d2 | - etc…

http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation_part2.htm#chords

Spacing things as shown also makes for a easier read of the ABCs, and and can make for a clearer transcriptions once converted to dots. It’s basically following the conventions of dotted notation, for example, a jig would not be written so ~ |ABcdef| ~ but ~ | ABc def | ~ mimicking the conventions of standard notation, and ~ | A2 c d2 e/f/ | ~ etc… It’s considered ‘good practice’ to use space wisely when laying out ABC notation. You can learn more here ~

http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABC_notation

http://abcnotation.com/

### 6 + 2 = 4/4 & 4 + 2 = 3/4

WL ~ I suspect not, though I haven’t the recording, sadly, but to make the maths work, this being a ‘straight’ waltz, you’d want this for the ending ~

~ | A6 |[1 A4 G2 :|[2 A4 |]

& why? ~ because it repeats from ~ d2 |:\ ~

A4 & d2 = 6, while A6 & d2 = 8 = 4/4, which would make this tune curiously crooked at the end, in the repeat. It would kind of throw the dancers adding that extra step…

Another way of looking at it, getting rid of the unnecessary endings ~

K: Amin

d2|:e2a2a2|a2b2a2|g2e2g2|G4AB|c2B2c2|d2c2d2|e4ee|e4d2|

e2a2a2|a2b2a2|g2e2g2|G4AB|c2B2c2|B2A2G2|A6|1A4d2:|2A4G2||

|:E2A2A2|A2d2c2|B2A2B2|G3 ABG|A3 AAA|A2B2d2 |e3 eee|

e4d2|e2a2a2|a2b2a2|g2e2g2|G4AB|c2B2c2|B2A2G2|A6|1A4G2:|2A6||

K: Amin

|: d2 |\

e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB | c2 B2 c2 | d2 c2 d2 | e4 ee | e4 d2 |

e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB | c2 B2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 d2 :|

|: G2 |\

E2 A2 A2 | A2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 B2 | G3 A BG | A3 A AA | A2 B2 d2 | e3 e ee | e4 d2 | e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB | c2 B2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 :|

Damn, sometimes the yeller board does strange things. Here’s the B-part again ~ hoping it works as intended this time, 8 bar phrases:

|: G2 |\

E2 A2 A2 | A2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 B2 | G3 A BG | A3 A AA | A2 B2 d2 | e3 e ee | e4 d2 |

e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB | c2 B2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 :|

But, Jeremy our webmaster prefers submissions with the lead-ins joined so ~

|: G2 | E2 A2 A2 | A2 d2 c2 | B2 A2 B2 | G3 A BG | A3 A AA | A2 B2 d2 | e3 e ee | e4 d2 |

e2 a2 a2 | a2 b2 a2 | g2 e2 g2 | G4 AB | c2 B2 c2 | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 :|

In most cases 4 bar phrases are the expected norm, good practice…

Thanks for the help ceolachan and mrkelahan. I will format future tunes to the standards of the site, 4 bar phrases with the last bar shortened and the lead in as you have shown.

WHen you say 4 bar phrases does that include the lead in bar or not?

WL ~ With some waltzes where there’s few notes 8 bar phrases work just fine. It’ s all in the conversion to dots…

I wish I had the recording so I could better help…

### Oops!

~ | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 d2 :| ~ needs to be ~ | B2 A2 G2 | A6 | A4 :|

I left in your d2 in the A-part… That needs to be removed. I’ll also send you an email. I hope we get it in time…

This one has become one of the newer "standards" in the Midland / Bay City region of Michigan.

### Re: Waltz In The House

A beautiful rendition of this wonderful tune by Chris Norman and Co:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTWQqKKaXYE

### Wedding waltz

Anyone has the abc notation for the waltz played in Suzie LeBlanc’s album, also in Emile Benoit’s, after "waltz in the house"?

### Re: Waltz In The House

javivr: assuming it’s the same as the video you posted, it’s the "Wedding Waltz" (as it actually says in the video). At a first glance it doesn’t appear to be up here anywhere. As it’s probably something I should learn, I’ll try to remember to take a stab at it soon and jot down the dots I figure out.