Paul Van Arsdale recorded Grandpa’s Waltz on his Dulcimer Heritage album
along with a book of the tunes. Folk Legacy records, 1983 on Vinyl.
It looks like Nicholas Hawes was the person who put this project
together. The info on Grandpa’s Waltz reads
“Paul learned this beautiful, spare melody from Jesse Martin, and, for the
purpose of this recording, he named it in his honor. I have been unable,
thus far, to find this waltz in any printed collection. It is possible
that it is an original dulcimer composition-it’s hard to imagine it sounding as
good on any other instrument.”
FSA-87 Dulcimer Heritage Key of D
Paul learned many tunes from his grandfather, Jessee Martin. He
admits in the booklet that he does not know the names of all the tunes he
The music in this booklet takes me back to my early days of learning
tunes. The music is written out but there are no chords notated.
Today so much easier to figure this stuff out.
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You can find Grandpas
waltz on the northern Virgina hammered dulcimer players