The Waltz Of The Little Girls waltz

Also known as La Valse Des Petites Jeunes Filles, La Valse Pour Les Jeunes Filles, La Valse Pour Les Petites Jeunes Filles, La Valse Pour Les Pettes, La Valse Pour Les Pettes Jeunes Filles, The Little Girls’, The Little Girls, Valse Des Jeunes Filles, Valse Pour Les Petites Jeunes Filles, Valse Pour Les Pettes Jeunes Filles, Waltz For The Little Girls, The Waltz For The Little Girls, Waltz Of The Junked Fiats, Waltz Of The White Lilies.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Waltz Of The Little Girls has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Waltz Of The Little Girls has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fdor
|:edcB|G2GFEF|G2edcB|G2GFEF/2G/2|
A2AGAB|c2cBAG|1F2FGAB|cBcdef|dB:|2F2FGAB||
|:c2d3c/2d/2|e2E3e|:d3cBc|BGcGBG|FB,DFAB|
GB,DFAe|d3cBc|BGcGBG|FB,DFAF|1E3GBe:|2E2||
X: 2
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc BA|F2 FE DE|F2 dc BA|F2 FE DF|G2 GF GA|B2 BA GF|E2 EF GA|
B2 BA Bc|BAdc BA|F2 FE DE|F2 dc BA|F2 FE DF|G2 GF GA|B2 BA GF|
E2 EF GA|Bd/B/ Ac Ac|d2::DF Ad|c2 cB AF|DF BF AF|E3 A Ec|
d2 DF Ad|c2 cB AF|DF BF AF|E3 A Ec|d2:|]
X: 3
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 FE D<E | F2 dc BA | F2 FE DF | G2 GF GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA | B^A B=A Bc |[1 BA :|[2 d2 ||
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | EF Ad Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c3 B AF | DF BF A2 | D/E/F Ad Ec | d2 :|
X: 4
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 FE DE | F2 dc BA | F2 FE DF | G2 GF GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA |[1 B2 BA Bc | BA :|[2 Bd/B/ Ac Ac | d2 ||
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | E3 A Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | E3 A Ec | d2 :|
X: 5
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3 E DE | F2 dc BA | FG FE D/E/F | G3 F GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA | BA Bc BA |[1 F2 :|[2 d2 ||
c3 B AB | DF BF AF | EG EA Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c2 cB AB | DF BF AF | EG EA Ec | d2 :|
X: 6
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B2 BA GA | B2 gf ed | B2 BA GB | c2 cB cd |
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd | e2 ed ef |[1 ed :|[2 g2 ||
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 GB dg |
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 :|
~ | fg fe d^c | ed Bd Gd | Ad FA (3def | g3 B dg | ~
X: 7
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B2 BA GA | B2 gf ed | B^A B=A G/A/B | c2 cB cd |
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd | e^d e=d ef |[1 ed :|[2 g2 ||
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 GB dg |
f2 fe d^c | ed Bd Gd |[1 Ad Fd Af | g2 :|[2 Ad Fd Dd | G2 |]
X: 8
T: The Waltz Of The Little Girls
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fdor
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd |[1 e^d e=d ef | ed :|[2 e2 f2 d/e/f | g2 ||
[2 A2 F2 D2 | G2 |] ~ or ~ [2 A2 FA DF | G2 |]

Twenty-two comments

Waltz of the little gils (the)

I believe it’s rather ‘Eb’ than ‘Fdor’ but it’s probably the same.
From the Brian HUGUES ‘s CD "WHISTLE STOP"

“The Waltz Of The Little Girls” — Also played in D

I’ve always lliked this tune. I think it works better on the fiddle in D.
Here is ABC courtesy of Fiddler’s Companion. This is pretty much the way I play it:
X:1
T:Waltz of the Little Girls, The
D:The Pearl, Phil Cunningham/Aly Bain
C:Trad/Rasmussen
N:Originally in Eb
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:D
dc BA|F2 FE DE|F2 dc BA|F2 FE DF|G2 GF GA|B2 BA GF|E2 EF GA|
B2 BA Bc|BAdc BA|F2 FE DE|F2 dc BA|F2 FE DF|G2 GF GA|B2 BA GF|
E2 EF GA|Bd/B/ Ac Ac|d2::DF Ad|c2 cB AF|DF BF AF|E3 A Ec|
d2 DF Ad|c2 cB AF|DF BF AF|E3 A Ec|d2:|]

It’s credited to a Terry Rasmussen but I do not know who that is. I learned it from Grey Larsen circa 1982, he’d just picked it up in Europe. He was touring a lot then, and a lot of people in the US got it from him around that same time.

Bo_in_VA

“Valse des Jeunes Filles” ~ also played in Eb

X: 3
T: Valse des Jeunes Filles
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
|: dc BA |\
F2 FE D<E | F2 dc BA | F2 FE DF | G2 GF GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA | B^A B=A Bc |[1 BA :|[2 d2 ||
|: DF Ad |\
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | EF Ad Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c3 B AF | DF BF A2 | D/E/F Ad Ec | d2 :|

However, Eb always makes me suspicious of the source, such as half step sharp recordings of old, or old tunings for instruments…

“The Waltz of the Little Girls” ~ NIgel Gatherer’s transcription, another look

X: 2
T: Waltz of the Little Girls, The
D: The Pearl, Phil Cunningham/Aly Bain
C: Trad/Rasmussen
N: Originally in Eb
Z: Nigel Gatherer
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dc BA |\
F2 FE DE | F2 dc BA | F2 FE DF | G2 GF GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA |[1 B2 BA Bc | BA :|[2 Bd/B/ Ac Ac | d2 ||
|: DF Ad |\
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | E3 A Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c2 cB AF | DF BF AF | E3 A Ec | d2 :|

“Valse des Jeunes Filles” ~ some other ways with it

X: 4
T: La Valse des Jeunes Filles
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
|: dc BA |\
F3 E DE | F2 dc BA | FG FE D/E/F | G3 F GA |
B2 BA GF | E2 EF GA | BA Bc BA |[1 F2 :|[2 d2 ||
|: DF Ad |\
c3 B AB | DF BF AF | EG EA Ec | d2 DF Ad |
c2 cB AB | DF BF AF | EG EA Ec | d2 :|

“Valse des Jeunes Filles” ~ we also played it up, in G

Here’s a simple take in G ~

X: 5
T: La Valse des Jeunes Filles
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
|: gf ed |\
B2 BA GA | B2 gf ed | B2 BA GB | c2 cB cd |
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd | e2 ed ef |[1 ed :|[2 g2 ||
|: GB dg |\
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 GB dg |
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 :|

Other way with the B-part in G:

~ | fg fe d^c | ed Bd Gd | Ad FA (3def | g3 B dg | ~

Thanks Carabus, nice to see you…in a manner of speaking. ;-)

Hmmmm, you usually do better than that Carabus, that was short and awful… :-/

As the tale goes, one side of it anyway, this is a combination of the first part, which is a ‘traditional’ French waltz with a second part improvised onto it by one Terry Rasmussen of Colorado in the U.S. of America, who is also the composer of other tunes, such asa "Aly’s Waltz":
https://thesession.org/tunes/5983

Yeah! All I could find on web. See you again soon ceolachan.

By the way, I don’t like that word in the "other names": Pettes, I think it should be Petites. S’il vous plait! "Pettes" would be feminine for "Pet", which translate by "Fart"…

But, Carabus, "pet" whether it is produced by a male or a female (jamais de la vie!) is still "pet", n´est-ce pas ? :-)

Also known as "La valse des petites jeunes filles" et non "La valse des pettes jeunes filles"

Your right murfbox, but still, Pettes sounds terribly awful and makes me shiver.

And me laugh… :-)

“La Valse Pour Les Petites Jeunes Filles” ~ take six 8-)

X: 6
T: La Valse Pour Les Petites Jeunes Filles
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmaj
|: gf ed |\
B2 BA GA | B2 gf ed | B^A B=A G/A/B | c2 cB cd |
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd | e^d e=d ef |[1 ed :|[2 g2 ||
|: GB dg |\
f2 fe dB | GB eB dB | AB dg Af | g2 GB dg |
f2 fe d^c | ed Bd Gd |[1 Ad Fd Af | g2 :|[2 Ad Fd Dd | G2 |]

K: Gmaj ~ G Major not D

Oops! The above is not K: Dmaj ~ It is K: Gmaj

Here’s another way to second end the A-part ~
e2 ed cB | A2 AB cd |[1 e^d e=d ef | ed :|[2 e2 f2 d/e/f | g2 ||

& the B-part similarly ~
[2 A2 F2 D2 | G2 |] ~ or ~ [2 A2 FA DF | G2 |]

In G Major that is… :-/

botched up

sorry guys, your versions are quite botched