Kentucky Waltz

This is an online fiddle lesson for the fiddle tune "Kentucky Waltz." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

Genre: Country, Bluegrass
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

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This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Kentucky Waltz." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old-Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!
This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Kentucky Waltz" BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old-Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

This version of Kentucky Waltz was taken from Bill Monroe's 1946 Columbia recording. I'm pretty sure that Chubby Wise is playing the fiddle. Monroe wrote the song about ten years before, but it became a hit after this recording with a new group of Bluegrass Boys.


Kentucky Waltz
Written and recorded by Bill Monroe
        D
We were waltzing that night in Kentucky
                              A7
Beneath the beautiful harvest moon

And I was the boy who was lucky
                     D
But it all ended too soon

As I sit here alone in the moonlight
               D7      G
I can see your smiling face
                Gm       D      Bm
And I long once more for your embrace
        E7           A7    D
And the beautiful Kentucky waltz

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