The Lovers' Waltz
February 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM #6382
The Lovers’ Waltz
Another great tune from Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.July 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM #6383
Thanks John for all your great lessons!July 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM #6384
You are welcome! I’m glad that you are here 🙂September 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM #9350
I’ve been working on this song and as I watch you play I see alot of “pinky action going on” that I would love to know. I understand you are maybe playing a little more advanced version, sort of dressing it up a bit, But “MAN WOULD I LIKE TO SEE THAT IN the TABs !” (Not yelling at you LOL) but really would like to learn that version as I see Jay Ungar doing that on his video of the song as well.
Incidentally I’ve learned the Ashokan Farewell to the point where it at least you can recognize the song LOL. I’m 52 and a beginner at to be honest I am having so much fun. I probably shouldn’t jump around so much but to be honest these to sounds are the ones that had rekindle my fiddle interest after so many years.
thanks for a great websiteOctober 1, 2014 at 2:30 AM #9475
Your wish is my command, Christopher. I have uploaded the tablature to include my grace notes. Enjoy! JohnOctober 2, 2014 at 7:49 AM #9513
Wow…Becareful what you ask for!!! I do believe I’m up to the challenge tho ! It might take me a few years to get it but it looks like fun !
Again, I am having a great time learning to play the fiddle. With my scedule its almost impossible to learn in a traditional way and your web site has been a blessing for me. John thanks for taking the time to provide the additional Tabs I am sure your a busy giy and from the looks of things, to put that together took some effort. Again thanksNovember 23, 2014 at 5:14 PM #12284
This isn’t the way I learned it. I don’t know why I looked at this lesson because I thought I already knew it. Before BGD I watched you on YouTube and numbered your finger position. It is one of the songs I remember from my first effort playing the fiddle. But I really like this one best. I listened to Jay play it and this is much more like it. I never could get the harmonics at the end anyway.
Your really a great teacher and friend.
ThanksNovember 23, 2014 at 5:49 PM #12288
LOOOOOve Lovers Waltz ! very first song I learned from BGD ! It is a wow-er, song, full of sweetness and joy. i would like some pointers me too, Ill try to put me playing it in the Lions Den soon enough. The octave notes are so nice. :O) Thanks again John and Jay of course for writing such creamy heart-full melodies :O)
GuNovember 23, 2014 at 6:28 PM #12289
This is one of my favorites, too. I can see the two lovers dancing, looking into each others’ eyes and unaware of the world around them…just absorbed in each other and the moment. :^)November 23, 2014 at 7:39 PM #12290
I agree with you Angela, it is special. Have you watched Jay and Molly on youtube?November 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM #12291
Oh yea! 🙂November 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM #12305
My daughter (piano) and I are playing this at a wedding back home on December 6th. The bride’s name is Maria. I taught this song to her father, who was a dear friend of mine. He died two years ago of cancer, and I had the privilege of playing “I’ll Fly Away” by his graveside. She is walking down the aisle alone (but not alone) while this tune is played, to honor the memory of her dad. It will be such a bittersweet moment.November 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM #12328
How very special, I bet that song has more history and memories than we could ever imagine.November 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM #12336
Oh wow. How special. And what a great honor to be asked to be part of that very moment. Blessings to you all and to Maria.November 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM #12361
Hey John, thank you so much for the grace notes.
Your the best! 🙂November 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM #12367
Wnat a special way to bring Maria’s father to her wedding! It will be a wonderful time to reminisce.November 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM #12396
This is a beautiful arrangement of Lover’s Waltz. Your playing of it is awesome! It will be a poignant tribute
to your friend when you play this at Maria’s wedding.November 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM #12411
How lovely… I’m sure you and your daughter will do a fantastic job. Lorien is such a great piano player and with John on the fiddle it will be a walk down the aisle to remember in more ways than one. What a blessing to share this with your friend’s daughter.November 26, 2016 at 5:58 PM #43490
My name is Tim Beverly, I am so happy that I found your website on fiddling! and I have been working on The Lover’s Waltz! My question is in bar 20, what does the capital “2L”? I am kind of stuck with that symbol! Please let me know what your symbols mean. Great Website!!!! Thanks for helping us fiddlers out!
Tim BeverlyNovember 26, 2016 at 11:17 PM #43504
Hi and welcome! It means to lower, or flat the second finger when in the first position. For example, on the E string, the second finger is normally playing G Sharp. When you see 2L on the E string, that means you should play G natural instead. Sometimes you will also see a 3H, which means to sharp the third finger.
Here is a link that will help you get the hang of it!November 27, 2016 at 1:49 AM #43536
This begs a nice, sweet harmony 2nd violin music page.November 27, 2016 at 5:55 PM #43567
Noted! 🙂 Great request, Rodger, I’ll do that.December 1, 2016 at 8:42 PM #43731
This is a fine duet John. I think my son went to school with these girls, but not sure…there’s some connection though. I think there’s some amazing stuff could be done in the form of licks played in a round fashion. You’d have to have two people working together to write it..you couldn’t write it alone.December 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM #43739
Absolutely beautiful!December 1, 2016 at 10:46 PM #43740
The whole family does professional concerts full time for years now. Don’t know if they write their own arrangements, but pretty sure they do. I wish they would face each other and interact…they do that sometimes.December 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM #43787
I’ve been listening to Jay Ungar’s performance of this in Maryland that’s on youtube, and I think both the lead violin and piano are better with the Collingsworth’s performance, especially in feeling and power.
I know Jay can struggle really putting himself into a piece after he’s played it a thousand times. This seems to be common for professionals, even Michael Cleveland gets tired of playing, but he doesn’t show it…when he plays he rises to the occasion. The girls definitely aren’t burned out, and their Mom is, well, incredible. I guess this begs the question, how to truly put your soul into playing when it becomes too familiar.December 5, 2016 at 8:33 PM #43877
What a talented family! The mom on the piano; the girls playing the fiddles; the dad announcing then walking out to inexplicably shift each microphone stand a tiny distance after the song begins… They are all really good at what they do!
These girls are absoultely fantastic. When you are a young musician in a band with your parents, it is difficult to play with a lot of passion and feeling. That will change as they mature. At some point in your career, you begin to turn to your music, not as a chore, but as an solace for pain and an outlet for emotion. They are technically amazing in the video above, but will really explode once they learn to have fun with it. 🙂December 5, 2016 at 9:26 PM #43883
I thought you knew the Collingsworths John. This is an old video. They have become quite famous now and are in demand all over. Their family has grown a lot also. I think you misread my meaning John. I was complimenting the girls dynamics as being much better than the Ungers, and was commenting on Jay’s lack of passion in his playing compared to the girls. This is a clinic on connecting with the audience. The audience is a quite mature (read old geezers) and patient group. When the girl who is playing 1st violin gets up to the mic, she knows the audience and sends a strong message to them. It appears at first like an amateur mistake, but it’s not. She’s telling the audience…”This is my music and I’m in total control and you will take it as I give it to you!” and then she does. Her timing is an absolute clinic in controlling her audience, and owning the arrangement. Tiny milliseconds in her pauses, rests, and (whats the term for extending a note a little). Barely perceptible at times and others dramatic. Also the camera work and sound board guy are exceptional. I’m sure some of the volume dynamics are due to the sound board, as I doubt the mic has such response. You only see that floating camera once, right at the end, but it would have distracted me beyond hope if I was playing.December 5, 2016 at 9:55 PM #43886
They are completely awesome — we have played with them quite a few times. I think, at this point, everyone knows them! I was commenting on the video above; even though they were good even then, they have come such a long way with their presentation and their on-stage comfort. I was having a little fun with the dad (Phil) in my comments — sometimes you have to adjust the microphones a little bit just to feel involved. 🙂 They are a wonderful group, and yes, consumate pros. I love them!December 5, 2016 at 11:54 PM #43895
John, did you ever run into a great 5 string banjo player by the name of Toby Reed? He was my roommate in Bible College in Ky., and he was from somewhere not too far from your neck of the woods.
December 6, 2016 at 12:35 AM #43903
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I can’t remember! Do you know if he played with a band?December 6, 2016 at 1:16 AM #43905
I lost track of him after school, but he was really good with that banjo. I’m sure he played somewhere…March 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM #59392
Such a beatiful song! I learned in a couple of seconds, thank you!March 15, 2018 at 12:40 AM #59394
Hi Sitohang, and welcome! So glad you enjoyed the tune.
JohnJune 15, 2018 at 12:54 AM #62178
Please use the 80 beats per minute version I wrote this song to Johns 80 beats per minute play through . My way of helping people to learn this beautiful tune , Just start reading the song starting with the first word and the first note played and continue reading until you reach the end , then just repeat 2nd and 3rd the 4th time is the last half of the verse at the bottom .
Lovers Waltz words by Steve Srader
Well I believe, this is a waltz , That is for You , and me ,
And I believe , that your knowing it , and loving it too ,
Can you feel , how we’re moving as one
Can you feel our body’s tremble , for just you , and me
Your the one , Darling , Your the one , Darling
Your the one , Darling , Darling Love at first site , Your the one , Your the on-ly , one ,
I , Just Can not believe , that our true love’s meant to be, and it’s , happening to just you and me ,
Do it again ,
Your the one , Darling , Your the one , Darling
Your the one , Darling , Darling Love at first site , your the one , Your the on-ly , one ,
I , Just Can’t believe , that we’re true Love’s meant to be And It’s , Happening , to just you and me ,
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