The Queen Mary waltz

Also known as The Queen Mary’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Queen Mary has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Queen Mary
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B,6 | D6 | G6 | B6 | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A6 |
B,6 | D6 | G4 B2 | e4- eB | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A4- AF |
G6- | G2 e3 B | d6 | c6 | A6- | A2 f3 ^c | e4- ed | d6 |
b6 | g6 | e6 | c6 | B2 ^A2 B2 | d2 c3 F | G6- | G6 ||
|: B,3 D GB | d4 ^cd | e4 e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | d4 ^cd | e4 e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 |1 E3 F Ac | f4 e2 |
e3 d cA | F2 E2 D2 :|2 e3 d cA | E4- EF | G6 | g6 ||
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F4- FE | C6- | C6 |
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F2 G3 ^G | A6- | A4- A^A |
B6 | F6 | A2 G3 F | E6 | A6 | E6 | G2 F3 E | D6 |
D2 E2 F2 | G2 A2 B2 | e4 d2 | E6 | B4 (3ABA | D4- DA | G6- | G4- GD ||
d3 D d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D4- DD | d3 D d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D6 |
(3GAG F2 G2 | e4 B2 | d4 c2 | d4 c2 | B4 d2 | B4 A2 | G4 f2 | g2 B2 c2 ||
|: d6 | e6 | d6 | B2 D2 G2 | B6 | (3BdB A3 D | G6- | G3 g3|
e6 | d6 | G6 | B6 |1 (3BdB A3 ^G | A6- | A3 B c^c :|2 (3BdB A3 F | G6- | G6 ||
B,3 D GB | d4 ^cd | e4 e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | d4 ^cd | e4 e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 | e3 d cA | E4- EF | G6 | g6 ||
2
X: 2
T: The Queen Mary
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B,6 | D6 | G6 | B6 | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A6 |
B,6 | D6 | G4 B2 | e4 B2 | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A6 |
B6- | B2 e3 B | d6 | c6 | ^c6- | ^c2 f3 ^c | e6 | d6 |
g6 | g4- gf | e6 | c6 | d2 ^c2 d2 | d2 c2 F2 | G6- | G6 ||
|: B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 |1 E3 F Ac | f4 e2 | e3 d cA | F2 E2 D2 :|
2 e3 d cA | E4 F2 | G2 G2 G2 | g6 ||
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F4 E2 | C6- | C2 D2 C2 |
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F2 G3 ^G | A6- | A4- A^A |
B6 | F6 | A2 G3 F | E6 | A6 | E6 | G2 F2 E2 | D6 |
D2 E2 F2 | G2 A2 B2 | .e4 .d2 | E6 | B4 A2 | d4 B2 | G6- | G6 ||
{Bc}.d4 d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D6 | {Bc}.d4 d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D6 |
G2 F2 G2 | e4 B2 | d4 c2 | d4 c2 | B4 d2 | B4 A2 | G4 f2 | g2 B2 c2 ||
|: d>d d4 | e>e e4 | d>d d4 | B2 D2 G2 | B>B B4 | d>d A3 D | G>G G2 G2 | G2 B2 d2 |
g>g g4 | e6 | d>d d4 | G6 |1 B6- | B2 A2 ^G2 | A>A A4 | A2 B2 c2 :|
2 E6- | E2 F2 D2 | G6- | G6 ||
B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 | e3 d cA | E4 F2 | G2 B2 d2 | g6 ||

Five comments

Felix Burns Week finishes with: "The Queen Mary’s Waltz"

I have two transcriptions for this Felix Burns tune, to finish up the week with before preparing to honour another composer. The first given is transcribed from the melodeon playing of Jack Williams, who was recorded in 1914 and was described as the "North of England Champion". The following is from the notes for the recording "Melodeon Greats":

"John MacDonald knew of him, at least, and recalled that Williams used to repair melodeons and concertinas, so perhaps he was Scottish after all. His recorded repertory was firmly within the same Scottish tradition evidenced by the other players featured here. In many ways his style is, technically, one of the finest on record." ~ Keith Chandler

"The Queen Mary" by Felix Burns ~ as played by Jimmy Shand

X: 2
T: The Queen Mary
S: Jimmy Shand
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: G Major
B,6 | D6 | G6 | B6 | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A6 |
B,6 | D6 | G4 B2 | e4 B2 | d6- | d2 c3 G | B6 | A6 |
B6- | B2 e3 B | d6 | c6 | ^c6- | ^c2 f3 ^c | e6 | d6 |
g6 | g4- gf | e6 | c6 | d2 ^c2 d2 | d2 c2 F2 | G6- | G6 ||
|: B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 |1 E3 F Ac | f4 e2 | e3 d cA | F2 E2 D2 :|
2 e3 d cA | E4 F2 | G2 G2 G2 | g6 ||
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F4 E2 | C6- | C2 D2 C2 |
B,6 | D6 | B6 | G6 | F6- | F2 G3 ^G | A6- | A4- A^A |
B6 | F6 | A2 G3 F | E6 | A6 | E6 | G2 F2 E2 | D6 |
D2 E2 F2 | G2 A2 B2 | .e4 .d2 | E6 | B4 A2 | d4 B2 | G6- | G6 ||
{Bc}.d4 d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D6 | {Bc}.d4 d2 | e4 B2 | d3 c AF | D6 |
G2 F2 G2 | e4 B2 | d4 c2 | d4 c2 | B4 d2 | B4 A2 | G4 f2 | g2 B2 c2 ||
|: d>d d4 | e>e e4 | d>d d4 | B2 D2 G2 | B>B B4 | d>d A3 D | G>G G2 G2 | G2 B2 d2 |
g>g g4 | e6 | d>d d4 | G6 |1 B6- | B2 A2 ^G2 | A>A A4 | A2 B2 c2 :|
2 E6- | E2 F2 D2 | G6- | G6 ||
B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | F6 | B,3 D GB | .d2 z2 .d2 | .e2 z2 .e2 | A6 |
B,3 D GB | d2 ^c2 d2 | f3 e cA | E6 | e3 d cA | E4 F2 | G2 B2 d2 | g6 ||

Ronnie Cooper Week ~ next!

Felix Burns Week ~ some other compositions

"The Uncle Joshua Two-Step"
Key signature: G Major ~
Submitted on May 25th 2007 by nigelg.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7261

"The Household Brigade Two-Step"
Key signature: G Major ~
Submitted on May 23rd 2007 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7250

"The Dancing Dustman Two-Step"
Key signature: G Major ~
Submitted on May 20th 2007 by you.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7238

"The Flappers One-Step"
Key signature: F & Bb Major
Submitted on May 20th 2007 by nigelg.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7233

"Maggie And Jock Barn Dance"
Key signature: G & D / F & C Major
Submitted on May 19th 2007 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7231

"The Woodland Flowers Barn Dance"
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on April 20th 2003 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1603

Queen Mary Waltz

I learnt this lovely waltz from a scratchy old 78 record played by Peter Wyper. He could well have been the first B/C box player in these islands. Nice to see the music for it at last.