Sweetest When She’s Naked waltz

Also known as She’s Sweetest When She’s Naked.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Sweetest When She's Naked has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Sweetest When She's Naked
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A2e3f (d2c/d/)e2|A2 c4 GE`DE G2|A2 c4 dcde`ga|e3 dcd e2 A4:|
A2d4 d3 e d2|e2 g4 g3 a g2|ge`de g2 gede g2|agabab g2 e4 |
e2fedc dcde```ga|ge`dBAG E2 G4 |A2 c4 dcde`gd|efedcd e2 A4|]
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2
X: 2
T: Sweetest When She's Naked
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
"Bm"B2f2f2|"Bm"fe de fd|"G"B2 dd2d|"D/f#" AF EF A2|
"G"B2dd2d|"D/F#"ed ef ab|"Em"f3 g fe|"A"de fe dc|
"Bm"B2f2f2|"Bm"fe de fd|"G"B2 d d2d|"D/f#" AF EF A2|
"Em"B2dd2d|"D/F#"ed ef ab|"G"f3g fe|"A"de fe dc||
"Em"B2e2e2|"Em"e4de|"D"f2aa2a|"D"a4b2|"F#m"af ef ab|
"F#m"af ef ae|"Bm"f2bb2b|"G"b4a2|"D"f2af ed|"A"e2f2a2|"F#m"c3d cA|
"F#m"F2AA2A|"G"B2dd2d|"D/F#"ed ef ab|"Em"f3g fe|"A"de fe dc|]
3
X: 3
T: Sweetest When She's Naked
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A2 A2 e2 | edcd e2 | A2 A2 e2 | GEDE G2 | A2 c4 | dcde g2 | e3 dcd | e2 A4 :|
A2 d2 d/e/f | d4 c2 | e2 g3 a | gedega | gedega | gede g2 | a4 g/a/c' | a2 g<eg<d |
c3 d e/d/c | d2 e2 g2 | B2 d<BA>G | E2 G4 | A2 c4 | d>cdega | e3 dcd | e2 A4 :|

Ten comments

Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

Stumbled upon this tune in an old thread and found it never made it to the tunes section.

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Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

There’s something wrong with the barlines and beaming in the sheet music isn’t there?

Sweetest When She’s Naked, X:2

Laura Risk teaches this in 3/4 time as a minuet.

Sweetest When She’s Naked, X:3

…is a setting from a book, James Oswald’s Curious Collection (1740). The tune is really in 3/4 and is an air.

Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

Ten years after Oswald, a tune called Sweetest when Naked appeared in Johnson’s Choice Collection of Favourite Country Dance tunes. But it’s in 2/4 and A major. Not had a chance to compare them yet but, despite the differences of time and key, I think there might be some family resemblances. If so, I’ll try to post it later.
I thought about including the Johnson tune in a workshop earlier this year but was concerned the title might offend some people. A friend suggested I could change just one letter and call it "Sweetest When Baked"!

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Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

No, definitely a different tune.

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Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

One can always wonder who ‘she’ is. It appeared on a program and a very prim family declined to attend/play because they felt if too liscentious.
Perhaps ‘she’ is a little baby fresh from her bath.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA

Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

The title refers to whisky rather than a woman. Whisky without water or ice is referred to as "naked" or "neat." So there is nothing licentious about this.

Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

Well, if it’s about the devil likker, that’s not okay either. Seems like this pretty little tune just can’t win. ;)

Re: Sweetest When She’s Naked

> The title refers to whisky rather than a woman.

Pretty sure the original composer’s intent is lost to us, though it’s a plausible theory.

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