When I Grow Too Old to Dream

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Waltz in F

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Recording of Clark Kessinger released on the album Clark Kessinger: Old Time Music with Fiddle and Guitar


This is a lovely little waltz from Kessinger’s later period.  The timing isn’t as difficult as in some of his other waltzes, but be careful of the sixteenth notes and slow triplets.  Kessinger used a good bit of vibrato in this piece, which is denoted in the transcription by a squiggly line to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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