Form: A hymn air played quickly enough to be a dance tune
T:Waiting for the Boatsman
N:A hymn air played quickly enough to be a dance tune.
D:Poplar LPI 40290, Melvin Wine – “Cold Frosty Morning” (1976)
Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz
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MP3: (played by Sarah Hotchkiss)
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Sheet Music in PDF: Waiting
Source (if known): Melvin Wine*
Other Tunes in Set:
*Notes: From the Traditional Tune Archive: “The melody was in the repertoire of fiddler Melvin Wine (1909-2003), of Copen, Braxton County, West Virginia, who played it quickly, almost dance tempo. It is Wine’s derivation of a hymn that he learned from the singing of his mother. Drew Beissewenger, a Wine biographer, says that the fiddler would sometimes sing the hymn’s lyrics before playing the tune. They began:
Oh, I’m waiting for the boatman, he is driving o’er and o’er.”