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Hangman's Waltz.

Hangman's Waltz.

style or instrument: Dulcimer,fiddle,cairdin.

musician/member name: Irish

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learned it from a 1966 recording by Reg Hill,'Ottawa Valley Hoedown #2"...The fiddle is tuned A,E,A,C#.The dulcimer is AAAA,the guitar standard tuning..the overtones on the dulcimer are hit and miss...an amplifier,pickup and volume pedal would work wonders...
07/11/22 11:25:07AM @davisjames:

Thanks for the positive comments.I've also known the tune as "Devil's Waltz" and "Dead Man's Waltz"...there are a lot of stories re playing the fiddle in that tuning.The tune is definitely a version of the Rye Whisky song also.

Robin Thompson
07/11/22 07:49:00AM @robin-thompson:

Nicely played, Jamie.  This sounds a lot like a tune known in the Appalachians by different names (I think) including Drunken Hiccups.  

Gordon Hardy
07/09/22 11:14:02AM @gordon-hardy:

Good tune Jamie! Worth learning I think.