Rose of My Heart

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Waltz in A

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


Moore reports in the liner notes of his Uncle Pig album that he learned this tune from recordings of West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger, and that “no one did it as well as him.” Rose of My Heart, like Moore’s other waltzes, is all about timing. His timing is actually incredibly difficult to represent in standard notation, so I strongly recommend that you listen to his recording to get a good feel for his timing. Some of the timing devices include slow triplets (three quarter notes that must be played in two beats) and, a first for, slow quadruplets (four quarter notes that must be played in three beats). Also look out for accidentals, and a cool trill in the A part the second time through.

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Texas Fiddle

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