Country Song in D Major
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Warm-up exercises






If you learn the first quarter well, you know almost half the tune! A2, A4, and B4 are all pretty similar.


I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced her to my loved one
And while they were dancing
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
Now I know just how much I have lost
Yes, I lost my little darling the night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz

A part, first quarter

A part

First quarter: D0-1-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

A part, second quarter

A part, third quarter

Third quarter: D0-1-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-A3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

A part, fourth quarter


Fourth quarter: A2-3-0-D2-A1-D3-1-0

B part, first quarter

B part, second quarter

Second quarter: A3-3-0-D2-A1-0-D2-1

B part, third quarter


Third quarter: D0-1-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-A3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

B part, fourth quarter


Fourth quarter: A2-3-0-D2-A1-0-E0-A3

Further Practice

Practice the song at your own pace with this drone track.

Drone in D – No Beat


Singing And Playing

Other Versions

Full Tabs, Audio & Sheet Music

A part

First quarter: (D0-1)-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

Second quarter: (A2)-3-0-D2-A1-0-D2-1

Third quarter: (D0-1)-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

Fourth quarter: (A2)-3-0-D2-A1-D3-1-0

B part

First quarter: A3-E0-1-3-1-0-1-0-A3-D3-A1-0

Second quarter: A3-3-0-D2-A1-0-D2-1

Third quarter: (D0-1)-2-A0-D0-1-2-A0-3-E0-1-3-1-0-A3-1

Fourth quarter: (A2)-3-0-D2-A1-0-E0-A3

Tennessee Waltz PDF

Sheet music video

Learn to intuitively read sheet music with this animated video. If you’re an absolute beginner, then I suggest you don’t worry about fo it for the moment.

This is here for continuing students who want to learn about sheet music. It’s part of the Note-Reading For Fiddlers course.

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