The Lovely Nymph waltz

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Lovely Nymph has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Lovely Nymph
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
EF GE DC | G4 AB | c2 B2 A2 | GE C2 (3CDE | F2 E2 c2 |
[1 A4 G2 | FE D2 C2 | D6 :|2 A3 G F2 | ED C2 B,2 | C4 z2||
c3 d e2 | e2 d2 c2 | G2 E2 (3EFG | A4 Bc |
C4 D2 | E2 G2 c2 | ed c2 d2 | G4 z F |
EF GE DC | G4 AB | c2 B2 A2 | GE C2 (3CDE |
F2 E2 c2 | A3 G F2 | ED C2 B,2 | C4 z2||

Two comments


I learnt this from the Boldwood album ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’. Richard Heacock (recently left Boldwood) has been a significant influence and given heaps of help and encouragement. In fact Richard suggested I learn this tune some months ago so we could play it at session together. 🙂

The tune itself English traditional and was collected by the Boldwood accordian player Becky Price. It is from unpublished manuscripts in the Vaughan Williams Library, Cecil Sharp House, London.

I transcribed this so I could learn it and it is a great tune.

It can also be played in G rather than C (which pleases melodeon D/G peeps!) - on the fiddle its a simple case of move everything up one string and use your pinky for the top B!

Shifting it up a step to D works too…