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I have been searching the internet for the past hour for information about this waltz, and all I can find is that it is Canadian.
Anyone familiar with it, or know any information about it?
I just looked for info. What I found was that it is associated with Bill Guest who was from Nova Scotia. I do not think he wrote it though.
I Googled Bill Guest. He has a fiddle e-book available from Mel Bay. The song is in the book, but he is not listed as the composer. He is for some, other songs have no composer listed, this is one of them.
Here is a link to the Bill Guest e-book, if you are interested.
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I did find that info about Bill Guest before, but it led to a dead end.
Yup, so many great tunes with so little info...too bad.
Mandolin cafe.. There is a link to a PDF that contains the sheet music. Its the 2nd tune in the list.
Also a discussion about it but nothing more than whats already mentioned here.
I saw the sheet music on Mandolin Café earlier today, but fisherman's or little fisherman's waltz is new info. I'll look further into that. Thanks, Greg.
If you look up Fisherman or Little Fisherman('s) Waltz on YouTube, they are not the same tunes. I did find one reference where it was called "Jessics's (Fisherman) Waltz", but couldn't find anything else about it.
I did find this in the Canadian Encyclopedia: "Some tunes played in Canada have also been traced to probable German origin, eg, the "Seven-Step" (or "German Schottische") popular on the prairies and the "Jessica Waltz" in the Ottawa Valley."