Waterford waltz

Also known as The Waterford.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Waterford has been added to 3 tune sets.

Waterford has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|A2 A2 d2|B4 e2|cB AB cA|d2 f2 a2|
A2 A2 d2|B4 e2|cB AB cA|d4:|
ef|ge Ac eg|fd Ad Fd|ce ge dc|d2 f2 af|
ge Ac eg|fd Ad Fd|ce ge dc|d4:|
FG|Ad Fd Ad|cd Gd Bd|ce ge dc|df af d2|
Ad Fd Ad|cd Gd Bd|ce ge dc|e2 d2:|
FG|A2 AB cd|B2 Gf ag|fd ge dc|ed cB AF|
A2 AB cd|B2 Gf ag|fd ge dc|e2 d2:|
2
X: 2
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FG|A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB cA|d2 f2 a2|
A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB cA|d4:|
|:ef|ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d2 f2 a2|
ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d4:|
|:FG|Ad Fd Ad|Bd Gd Bd|ce ge dc|df af d2|
Ad Fd Ad|Bd Gd Bd|ce ge dc|e2 d2:|
|:fg|a2 ab c’d’|b2 g2 g2|fd ge fd|ed cB A>f|
a2 ab c’d’|b2 g2 g2|fd ge dc|e2 d2:|
3
X: 3
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB ce|d2 f2 a2|
A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB ce|d4:|
fa|ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d2 f2 a2|
ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d4:|
FG|Ad fd Ad|Bd gd Bd|cB AB ce|d2 f2 a2|
Ad fd Ad|Bd gd Bd|cB AB ce|d4:|
fg|a2 a2 d'2|b2 g2 g2|fd ge fd|ed cB AF|
a2 a2 d'2|b2 g2 g2|fd ge dc|d4:|
4
X: 4
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:E/F/G|A2- Ad cd|B2- Be ed|c^B cA Bc|df a2 FG|
A2 A2 dc|B2 B2 ed|c2- cB c/B/A|d2 D2:|
|:d/e/f|g2 Ac eg|f2 Ad f/e/d|c2 ge dc|df a2 ef|
ge Ac e2|fd Ad f2|ce ge e/d/c|d2 D2:|
|:FG|Ad Fd Ad|Bd Gd B/c/d|c2 ge dc|df af dF|
Ad F2 Ad|Bd G2 Bd|ce ge e/d/c|1 e2 d2:|2 e2 d3||
|:f/|a2 ab c’d’|b2 g2 g2|fd ge f/e/d|ed cB A>f|
a2- ab c’d’|b2 g2- gf|fd ge dc|1 e2 d3:|2 e2 d2||
5
X: 5
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F/G/|AAd|BBe|c/B/A/B/c/A/|dfa|AAd|BBe|c/B/A/B/c/A/|d2:|
e/f/|g/e/A/c/g/e/|f/d/A/d/f/d/|c/e/g/e/d/c/|dfa|g/e/A/c/g/e/|f/d/A/d/f/d/|c/e/g/e/d/c/|d2:|
F/G/|A/d/F/d/A/d/|B/d/G/d/B/d/|A/d/F/d/A/d/|d/f/a/f/ d|A/d/F/d/A/d/|B/d/G/d/B/d/|A/d/F/d/A/d/|ed:|
f/g/|a a/b/c'/d'/|bgg|f/d/g/e/f/d/|e/d/c/B/A/>f/|a a/b/c'/d'/|bgg|f/d/g/e/d/c/ ed:|
6
X: 6
T: Waterford
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|A2 A2 d2|B4 ed|cB AB cA|d2 f2 a2|
A2 A2 d2|B4 ed|cB AB cA|d4:|
ef|ge ce ge|fd Ad fd|ce ge cA|d2 f2 af|
ge ce ge|fd Ad fd|ce ge cA|d4:|
FG|Ad Fd Ad|(3Bcd Gd Bd|ce ge cA|df af d2|
Ad Fd Ad|(3Bcd Gd Bd|ce ge cA|e2 d2:|
FG|A2 AB cd|B2 Gf ag|fd ge dc|ed cB AF|
A2 AB cd|B2 Gf ag|fd ge dc|d2 d2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Waterford waltz

Nice one, Tusong. I’m not a great fan of waltzes but have always liked this one.

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This is in one of the O’Farrell books, printed in the first decade of the 19th century. I’ve a tape of Waterford piper Tommy Kearney playing it; as in O’Farrell’s setting it has another part that goes up to high D, in the third octave. A beautiful tune; where’d it come from?

O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion IV, 1810: high c’ & d’

K: Dmaj
|: F/G/ |
A A d | B B e | c/B/ A/B/ c/A/ | d f a |
A A d | B B e | c/B/ A/B/ c/A/ | d2 :|
|: e/f/ |
g/e/ A/c/ e/g/ | f/d/ A/d/ f/d/ | c/e/ g/e/ d/c/ | d f a |
g/e/ A/c/ e/g/ | f/d/ A/d/ f/d/ | c/e/ g/e/ d/c/ | d2 :|
|: F/G/ |
A/d/ F/d/ A/d/ | B/d/ G/d/ B/d/ | c/e/ g/e/ d/c/ | d/f/ a/f/ d |
A/d/ F/d/ A/d/ | B/d/ G/d/ B/d/ | c/e/ g/e/ d/c/ | e d :|
|: f/g/ |
a a/b/ c’/d’/ | b g g | f/d/ g/e/ f/d/ | e/d/ c/B/ A/>f/ |
a a/b/ c’/d’/ | b g g | f/d/ g/e/ d/c/ | e d :|

Waterford Waltz

Here’s the very basic version of the tune I learnt at the flute workshop with Harry Bradley around 2 years ago.

K: Dmaj
FG|A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB ce|d2 f2 a2|
A2 A2 d2|B2 B2 e2|cB AB ce|d4:|
fa|ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d2 f2 a2|
ge Ac eg|fd Ad fd|ce ge dc|d4:|
FG|Ad fd Ad|Bd gd Bd|cB AB ce|d2 f2 a2|
Ad fd Ad|Bd gd Bd|cB AB ce|d4:|
fg|a2 a2 d’2|b2 g2 g2|fd ge fd|ed cB AF|
a2 a2 d’2|b2 g2 g2|fd ge dc|d4:|

It’s hard to find good traditional waltzes that speak to. This one does it. Thanks for the add.

Waterford waltz

Tommy Kearney plays the tune on the lp Óró Damhnagh (Gael-lin CEF 056) which als ofeatures Meehawl, Nóirín Ní Riain, Tommy Keane, John Dwyer and Matt Fahey.

Posted .

O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion IV, 1810: high c’ & d’ - adjusted

From the above given L: 1/4, mea culpa, slapping my wrist, now adjusted for L: 1/8… 😎

X: 2
T: Waterford, The
O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion IV, 1810
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
|: FG |\
A2 A2 d2 | B2 B2 e2 | cB AB cA | d2 f2 a2 |
A2 A2 d2 | B2 B2 e2 | cB AB cA | d4 :|
|: ef |\
ge Ac eg | fd Ad fd | ce ge dc | d2 f2 a2 |
ge Ac eg | fd Ad fd | ce ge dc | d4 :|
|: FG |\
Ad Fd Ad | Bd Gd Bd | ce ge dc | df af d2 |
Ad Fd Ad | Bd Gd Bd | ce ge dc | e2 d2 :|
|: fg |\
a2 ab c’d’ | b2 g2 g2 | fd ge fd | ed cB A>f |
a2 ab c’d’ | b2 g2 g2 | fd ge dc | e2 d2 :|

Waterford Waltz

X:5 from O’Farrell’s. Barlines connected, and the run up to d’ shows up - the high notes don’t in ceolachan’s contributions for some reason. This is as Tommy Kearney and Mick O’Brien play it on recordings, too.