Saint Bernard’s waltz

Also known as St. Bernard’s, The St. Bernard.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Saint Bernard’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Saint Bernard's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Saint Bernard's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2e2|f6|d6|A2z2^A2|B2z2=A2|f6|a6|g6-|g2z4|
g6|e6|c6|B6|A2c2e2|a2^g2=g2|f2=f2^f2|e2c2A2|
f6|d6|A2z2^A2|B2z2=A2|F6|A4^A2|B6-|B2B2c2|
d2c2B2|d2c2B2|=A2d2f2|a4g2|f6|e6|d2A2B2|c2d2e2||
f4a2|e4a2|d2z2D2|D2z4|A4B2|G4A2|F6|A2B2c2|
d6|d2c2B2|A4G2|E6|A4G2|E6|B4^A2|=A2d2e2|
f4a2|e4a2|d2z2D2|D2z4|d2d2d2|d2c2=c2|B6-|B2B2^c2|
d2c2B2|d2c2B2|A2d2f2|a4g2|f6|e6|d6-|d2||

Two comments

Saint Bernard’s Waltz

This is the 64-bar set tune for the dance of the same name that is sometimes done at ceilidhs in Scotland and England - (and possibly elswhere).

I recently posted a tune called "June Clover", and session user "theboymcdermott" commented that it was often used in Scotland for the dance: "Saint Bernard’s Waltz".

Indeed, "June Clover" is eminently suitable, as it has a similar structure, and is also 64 bars in length.

However, this is the one that should be regarded as the "lead" tune for that particular dance.

Alternate Tune

Note: "June Clover" is a very suitable alternate tune for the "Saint Bernard’s Waltz" dance.

https://thesession.org/tunes/9331

Both tunes are peppered with accidentals, are 64-bars each, and have no repeated phrases.

So if playing them both, it might help to take your cue from the Saint Bernard’s dog, have a small barrel of brandy around your neck for sustenance… 😉