The Bluemont waltz

By Rodney Miller

Also known as Blue Mount, The Blue Mount.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

The Bluemont has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Bluemont has been added to 40 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.