Rose of Sharon

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Waltz in G

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)


In the liner notes of his Uncle Pig album, Moore stated that he thinks he learned this lovely waltz from a Howdy Forrester record. Rose of Sharon was a little easier to transcribe than Moore’s other waltzes, but the timing is still tricky. He played it twice through in the recording, introducing some nice variations the second time through. The variations include a low variant of the A part, and a high variant of the B part (up to a high D, so you will likely have to go to third position for a while). Look out for the prolific grace notes in this waltz, and also for a slow quadruplet (four quarter notes to be played over three beats).

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