Amelia’s (Waltz)

This is an online fiddle lesson for the Bob McQuillen tune "Amelia's Waltz." is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

Genre: Old Time, Folk
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing "Amelia's Waltz."

Video #2: Here is a collaboration video of BGD members playing "Amelia's Waltz."

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Lyrics: These lyrics were co-written by BGD members Steve Srader and Cricket.

Amelia, Amelia, I love you, I do
I just need to know if you love me too
Amelia, Amelia, my wife soon to be
I’ll always want to just be there for you.

I swear that I’ll love you 'till death do us part
I’ll never, ever leave you; I give you my heart
You’ll never have to worry, I love you, I do
They’ll never be a time that I’m not there for you

The wind in the trees whispers softly to me,
"Amelia, Amelia you’re longing to see,"
The whippoorwill sings as she walks down the lane
The evening’s aglow as she calls out my name.

Amelia, Amelia, my beautiful wife
Together, how happy; our wonderful life
Waltzing; Amelia’s the waltz of my life
My prayers have been answered, my beautiful wife

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    That’s beautiful!  I love the harmonies…sounds hauntingly Irish…is it?  And in D, looks like.  I’m tempted!


    Its one of my favorites. Played this one for awhile, but now will do it right with John’s lesson.

    John (BGD)

    By the way, this will be the song for my next compilation. I’ve already made the metronome videos at our speed (95 BPM), including both harmony versions. Go ahead and get started on it; I hope a lot of you are able to participate!


    Cool!  Heads up, everybody!

    Steve Srader

    missing the bouncing ball


    Do we have a compilation completion date???  I just might be able to jump in this time!

    Looking forward to a much needed couple of weeks of R & R on Prince Edward Island about mid July!


    John, your fiddle is sounding super duper on this tune.  I always still worry about the flight it took up here at the camp.  I didn’t see it, but understand it did crash.  My fiddle is sounding good with the summer humidity.  It has some terrible days in the winter 5 & 10% humidity we have.  But, you do sound like you have a genuine Stradivarius on this one, or better yet a Del Jesu, which tends to specialise with greater than Strad tones on the G & D strings.


    Lovely!! I’ve never heard this one before, but I’ll learn it! (This time I’ll learn all the harmonies too!)

    lucy pevensie

    Ooh, lovely!  I’ll start working on it right away!


    Am practicing it on my viola with fiddle strings.  Lovely piece!   Not familiar with it but it’s a beauty!     Have added it to my daily practice but probably won’t have a handle on it for a couple years.  I’m still hoping to make Ashoken Farewell sound decent and how long ago was that?  Soldier’s Joy still is rarely played without a serious goof either.  Guess that I’m just a tad behind here!

    John (BGD)

    Thanks Rodger! The fiddle is working fine. 🙂  Hope you are doing well there. We think about you all a lot.

    I can’t wait to hear what you all do. I love the collaborations we do together.


    I plan to do this one as well.  Hopefully it will sound OK.  we’ll see.  I like the variation.

    Gunnar Salyer

    just learned this one, my first bgd lesson, (intermediate version only, no harmonies) also my first waltz. I’ll try to post in the lions den tomorrow. it was not too hard cuz I have a recording of Natalie MacMaster playing it, and already know how it sounds. I’m also adding some of her variation, when simple enough. anyway, this is a great tune and a great lesson!

    John (BGD)

    Thanks, looking forward to hearing you play it!

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