Eileen’s waltz

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Eileen's has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Eileen's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de| "D"f2 d2 d2 | A4 de | f2 d2 c2 | "G"B4 dc | B2 A2 A2 | "D/F#"F4 dc | B2 A2 F2 | "A7"E4 de |
"D"f2 d2 d2 | A4 de | f2 g2 a2 | "G"b4-ba | "A"ea-a3 f | "D"dA-A2 AB | "A"A3 F EF | "D"D6 |
"G"B2 e3 d | "A"dc B2 A2 | "G"d3 e fg | "D/F#"a4 fa | "Bm"b2 f3 b | "D"a2 f3 e | "D/F#"d2 c2 A2 | "G"B4-BA |
"A"EA-A3 E | "D"FA - AF GA | "G"B2 c2 de | "A"e4 de | "D"f2 d2 d2 | A4 dB | "A"A3 F EF | "D"D6 |

Four comments


Played at the Wednesday Night Contra Dance in Austin, Texas.

Re: Eileen’s

Was written by Claire Lynch - included it as an instrumental on Steppin In the Boilerhouse album before she wrote the lyrics.

Re: Eileen’s Waltz

Finding attributions to three different composers for this tune, I looked in vain at the copyright office; then I sent an e-mail to the one who seemed the most likely… Mark Schutz who had lost his wife Eileen to cancer recently. A couple of the online videos referenced this fact in their comments.

Mark Schutz responded to my e-mail as follows:
From: Mark Schatz <mark@footworks.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 4:08 PM
To: peregriner@aol.com
Subject: Eileen’s Waltz

I appreciate your inquiry about the composer of this tune. I composed both music and lyrics. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best, Mark Schatz

I obviously will attribute this tune to him until I learn otherwise.

It is a touching tune & I’m glad I learned the story behind it!

Re: Eileen’s

A really nice tune (will put it in my Tunebook in honour of my good friend Eileen who died in 2012).