Helen Robertson waltz

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Helen Robertson has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Helen Robertson
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:a2|f4 ed|f4 ed|d2 B3d|B2 A4|
A2 B2 d2|f4 ef |a4 f2|e4 a2|
f4 ed|f4 ed|d2 B3d|B2 A3D|
F4 AF|G4 FE|A2 e3c|d4||
|:FE|D4 AG|F4 GA|B2 d3B|B2 A4|
A2 B2 d2|f4 ef|a4 f2|e4 a2|
f4 ed|f4 ed|d2 B2 d2|B2 A3D|
F4 AF|G4 FE|A2 e3c|d4||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 2
T: Helen Robertson
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2 | B3 A G2 | B4 AG | G2 E2 G2 | E2 D3 D | D2 E2 G2 | B4 AB | d2 d2 B2 | A4 d2 |
B3 A G2 | B3 A G2 | G2 E2 G2 | E2 D4 | B,4 DB, | C4 B,A, | D2 A2 F2 | G4 :|
|:B,>A, | G,4 DC | B,4 CD | E2 G3 E | E2 D3 D | D2 E2 G2 | B4 AB | d2 d2 B2 | A4 d2 |
B3 A G2 | B3 A G2 | G2 E2 G2 | E2 D4 | B,4 DB, | C4 B,A, | D2 A2 F2 | G4 :|

Six comments

Helen Robertson

Love this tune by Arthur Robertson

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Helen Robertson, X:2

The tune, also called "Mrs Helen N Robertson" was written in 1969 for the wife of the composer, Arthur Scott Robertson. X:2 is a transcription of him playing the tune on his 1970 album ‘Scotland’s Champion Fiddler’. I believe he got to record this album after winning the 1969 Scottish National Fiddle Competition. The panel of judges included Yehudi Menuhin, Hector MacAndrew and James Hunter, who was the main organiser of the event, and who included his own transcription in his 1979 book ‘The Fiddle Music of Scotland’. Robertson himself published it in the second volume of his ‘Musical Reflections’ series (c.1982), where he notes, "Mostly 3rd position".

Re: Helen Robertson

Needless to say, the tune is not a waltz, but a slow air.

Re: Helen Robertson

Arthur S Robertson brought out some thin books of tunes which I think he called "Reflections" (?? is that right). I bought one in Orkney. I like this tune for his wife a lot but one of my favourites of his is "Border Pastorale" which he wrote specially for J.Murray Neil who did those lovely "Scots Fiddle" books.

Re: Helen Robertson

Sorry previous post referred to the answer to my query … lazy Susan

Re: Helen Robertson

You will find this on YouTube by searching for Helen N Robertson, otherwise, you will get a lot of artists named Robertson or versions of "Mrs. Robinson," which is a fine Simon and Garfunkle tune but not what you are looking for!