well, it's written by jay ungar who wrote ashokan farewell for the civil war series, don't know whether lover's waltz was written specifically for the series, don't think they played it in the series, but i could be wrong.
- Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys on "Au Coup d'Eclair (At the Strike of Lightning)"
- Cajun de la Ruston (a North Louisiana band) on "Some of Ours ... Some of Yours"
- Matthew Courville (a young Cajun accordion player) on "Avec Un Couer Pour Mon Papa"
- Amanda Shaw (a young LA fiddle player) on "I'm Not a Bubble Gum Princess"
If you love this song, you might want to hear the Jay Ungar/Molly Mason album "Lover's Waltz" which opens and closes with two different versions of it. That album also includes "Louisiana Wedding Bells" -- a song written for the wedding of Christine Balfa and Dirk Powell.
Another wonderful version of the song was performed by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at the tribute for Dewey Balfa in 1992 at the Liberty Theater. I taped that concert when it was broadcast on a local (Washington DC) public television station at least 10 years ago and don't know that it's available for purchase these days.
yes, i agree lee benoit;s version is good.
that 'live at vermilionville' is a great record.
i am constantly surprised no one raves about it
on this group.
lee also plays 'ashokan farewell' at least live.
that is the song that was all over the 'civil war'
series, which is also being rerun on pbs now.
steve riley changed one of the chords
from the original version, probably the
original one [played on piano and fiddle] is
too chromatic or something. the original has
a spot where you really can;t tell what
chord should go there, it;s suspended or something.