The Canadian waltz

Also known as The Canada, The Ould.

The Canadian has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Canadian
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d^cd|e2 d2 B2|G3 ABG|E2 G2 E2|D4 DE|
G2 B2 e2|d2 B2 G2|A3 ^GAB|A3 d^cd|
e2 d2 B2|G3 ABG|E2 G2 g2|e3 fge|
d2 B2 G2|A2 E2 F2|G3 AGF|G3:|
|:GFE|DG BG BG|DG BG BG|DF AF AF|DF AF AF|
DG BG BG|DG BG BA|G2 B2 g2|e3 fge|
d2 B2 G2|A2 E2 F2|G3 AGF|G3:|
2
X: 2
T: The Canadian
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3Bcd|e2 d2 B2|G3 ABG|E2 G2 E2|D4 (3DEF|
G2 B2 e2|d2 B2 G2|A3 ^GAB|A4 (3Bcd|
e2 d2 B2|G3 ABG|E2 G2 g2|e3 fge|
d2 B2 G2|A2 E2 F2|G2 GF GA|1 G3A:|2 G4||
|:FE|DG BG BG|DG BG BG|DF AF AF|DF AF AF|
DG BG BG|DG BG BG|E2 G2 g2|e3 fge|
d2 B2 G2|A2 E2 F2|G2 GF GA|1 G4:|2 G3A||

Four comments

Canadian

This is a tune I picked up in sessions in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal where they played it as the first tune in a set ending with what they called "Pull Down the Blind".

It was brought up by ithaca-markb in this thread back in 2016:
https://thesession.org/discussions/39321 ).

Some related waltzes were mentioned there:
Seamus McManus’ - https://thesession.org/tunes/5288 (A major, three parts)
Paddy Fitzgerald’s - https://thesession.org/tunes/10549 (G, two parts)

They both have B-parts with 16 bars, as opposed to the 12 bars of this Canadian Waltz (which in a way feels "too short").

Re: The Canadian

Jeff, i learned your version from Tom and Paul O’Shaughnessy . They were played it in set with same waltz as in sample of markb.
They both called those waltzes Pearl’s waltzes as they learned it from their mother Pearl.
Marin

Re: The Canadian

Thanks for the information, Marin!