The Bluemont waltz

By Rodney Miller

Also known as Blue Mount, The Blue Mount.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Bluemont has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Bluemont has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Bluemont
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D G A|:B2 BA B/A/G|A2 AB BA|G2 E2 E2|E4 (F/E/D)|
C3 D C2|D2 G2 B2|A6-|A3 D GA|
B2 BA B/A/G|A2 AB BA|G2 E2 E2|E4 F/E/D|
C3 D C2|{D}C B3 A2|G6|1 G4 D/G/A:|2 B2 c2 d2||
|:e4 e2|d4 c2|c2 B4-|B4 B/c/A|
G4 G2|A2 G2 A2|B6-|B2 Bd BG|
A4 AB|A2 G2 E2|D G3 D2|E4 D2|
C3 D C2|D B3 A2|G6|1 B2 c2 d2:|2 G6||
X: 2
T: The Bluemont
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
E A>B|:"A" c4 (3cBA|"E" B3 d c>B|"F#m" A F3 A2|F4 (3EFE|"D" D4 (3FED|"E" E2 A3 c|B6|B3 E A>B
"A" c4 (3cBA|"E" B3 d c>B|"F#m"A F3 A2|F4 E2|"D"D4 (3FED|"E"E2 c3B|1 "A"A6|A3 E A>B:|2 "A"A6|c2d2e2]|
|:"D" f4 f2|"E"e3 f e>d|"A"d c3c2|c4 B2|"F#m"A4 A2|"E"B2 A3 e|"A"c6|c2>B2A2|
"Bm"B3 A B>c|"E"B4 A>F|"A"E A4 E|"F#m"F A3 F2|"D"D4 (3FED|"E"E2 c3 B|1 "A"A6|c2d2e2:|2 "A"A6|A3 E A>B||

Seven comments

The Bluemont

This tune was composed by Rodney Miller, and added here with his kind permission.

I transcribed this from The Old Bay Ceili Band recording “Crabs In The Skillet.” They play it in G on their album. Rodney originally composed it in A and many people will play it in that key, so be prepared to transpose! It was published in A in the first of four of Bill Matthieson’s Waltz Books. Rodney recorded it in 1987 on Airplang II (now a cd) with Peter Barnes (piano) and John McGann (guitar).

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The Bluemont, X:2

I transcribed this a while ago from the playing of Jackie Daly. Small but trivial differences in note values from the setting I later discovered in The Waltz Book I.


Thought I’d add it to complement Joe FK’s setting.

Re: The Bluemont

Lovely waltz! I Remember hearing Rodney playing it at dances. Thanks so much for bringing it to online attention, well worth learning.