A Waltz For My Brother & His Bride to be
August 7, 2011
I met Carlos at the very first Crisfield Folk Musicians Retreat back in 2007.
When you work as a teacher – especially when you reach the crazy number of people we do each day – it is a special thing when somebody stands out from the crowd and reaches your heart enough not just to become a friend but a member of your family. I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere over the years Carlos became my brother.
Then there is Allison. I first knew her as Marissa. She came to the Crisfield Folk Musicians Retreat with a song that she had written with Cedric in Austrailia (the Internet is a miracle sometimes), gave her old banjo to a United States Marine. Somewhere in the midst of her adventures she won the heart of my Spanish Brother and decided to change her name to Alison.
She came with Carlos to Manassas to sing at our wedding. In fact, Amy and I danced for the first time as a married couple to the music of Alison and Carlos.
I wanted to record this myself over the weekend, but the headaches are still beating me to the ground. I was hoping if I posted the tab file maybe some of you would send in recordings of yourself playing the tune for my brother and his bride. Right now the two of them are roaming the Spanish countryside and I know hearing you play a tune for them would be a real treat.
Carlos, my brother, I am so happy for you. I love you and Alison oh so very much.
Allison’s Waltz Tab File:
Allison's Waltz Key of G G tuning 3/4 Time A Part: 1.) 2-8-Q 1-0-DT 2-8-Q 2.) 2-10-Q 1-0-DT 2-10-Q 3.) 2-12-Q 1-12-Q 2-12-Q 4.) 3-12-Q G-ST 1-0-DT 5.) 2-5-Q 1-5/h2-7 2-5-Q 6.) 1-0/h2-1 2-0/h3-2 3-0-DT 7.) 2-5-Q 1-5/h2-7 2-5-Q 8.) 2-7-Q 1-7-Q 2-7-Q 9.) 2-8-Q 1-0-DT 2-8-Q 10.) 2-10-Q 1-0-DT 2-10-Q 11.) 2-12-Q 1-12-Q 2-12-Q 12.) 3-12-Q G-ST 1-0-DT 13.) 2-5-Q 1-5/h2-7 2-5-Q 14.) 1-0/h2-1 2-0/h3-2 3-0-DT 15.) 3-2-Q 1-0-Q 4-4-Q 16.) 3-0-Q G-ST-ST B Part: 1.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-9-Q 2.) 1-9s12 G-ST (play chord as: 0-0-0-12) 1-0-DT 3.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-10-Q 4.) 1-9-Q G-ST 2-8-Q 5.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-10-Q 6.) 1-9-Q G-ST 2-8-Q 7.) 1-7/h2-8 2-7/h3-9 3-7-Q 8.) 2-7-Q 2-8-Q 1-7-Q 9.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-9-Q 10.) 1-9s12 G-ST (play chord as: 0-0-0-12) 1-0-DT 11.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-10-Q 12.) 1-9-Q G-ST 2-8-Q 13.) 3-9-Q 2-8-Q 1-10-Q 14.) 1-9-Q G-ST 2-8-Q 15.) 2-7-Q 2-8-Q 1-7-Q 16.) 2-8-Q G-ST-ST