Saturday Night 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)


78rpm Record (Partial MP3 available at


Two different record companies, Okeh and Vocalion, released records of Larkan fiddling Saturday Night Waltz. The two recordings are very similar, so I have only transcribed one of them (the Okeh release, because I have a higher quality digitization of it). The B part features a slide down from a B on the first string. As with the slides down in Little Nellie’s Waltz and Prairie County Waltz, slide quickly down to the G and then lift your finger to play the subsequent open E.


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