Swedish waltz

Also known as Thomas’s, Tomas’s.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Swedish appears in 1 other tune collection.

Swedish has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Swedish
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2 c2 e2|g4 fg|a2 f2 ed|ef ed cB|
A2 c2 e2|g4 fg|a2 f2 ed|ef e4:|
|:a2 ec eg|f2 ed c2|B2 AG AB|AB cd eg|
a2 ec eg|f2 ed c2|B2 AG AB|A6:|

Five comments

Swedish Waltz

This is not the Swedish Waltz which is already here:
https://thesession.org/tunes/7949

I transcribed it from the Blackeyed Biddy album "Peace, Enjoyment, Love & Pleasure" (Scotland 1993). They play this haunting little one followed by even more haunting "Lonesome Boatman":
https://thesession.org/tunes/6195
They emphasize the shift to Bmin with just a short break, which has a great effect.

Alas, I just realized that they actually don’t play the boatman in Bmin at all. Hoppla! But it’s a nice transition, anyway.

I originally learned this tune as ‘Lily’s Waltz’, having got it, indirectly, from a melodeon player called Lily. Sometime later, it came up at a house session and we were told it was called ‘Thomas’s (or Tomas’s) Waltz’, and was from Sweden. I don’t remember whether the composer was known.

Thomas’s Waltz

That’s better than just "Swedish Waltz", indeed!

There are a few small differences in the way I learned it:
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2 c2 e2|g4 fg|a2 f2 d2|ef ed cB|
A2 c2 e2|g4 fg|a2 f2 d|1 e3 d cB:|2 e5z|
|:a2 ec ea|f2 ed c2|B4 G2|AB cd eg|
a2 ec ea|f2 ed c2|B4 G2|1 A3 B ce:|2 A6|