Little Nellie's Waltz

As played by Bob Larkan from the Arkansas region

Waltz in G

From the Bob Larkan Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Source:

78rpm Record (Partial MP3 available at slippery-hill.com)

Comments:

Larkan’s fiddling in this lovely waltz was beautiful, but also sloppy. He sometimes dropped beats at the end of the A part, probably frustrating his accompanying pianist to no end. I do not believe that this was intentional, however, so I have straightened it out in the transcription.

This waltz is structured AA B. The B part goes up to a high C, and features a slide down from that high C followed by an open E on the first string. I would suggest quickly sliding down to about a G, then lifting your finger to sound the open E. Other than that, this waltz is fairly straightforward.


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