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Tune Unser Oide Kath

Also known as:

  • Bavarian Waltz

I learnt this tune from my father when I was a child. It also appears in the film Bagdad Cafe (not Fried Green Tomatoes as I thought, thanks to those who have pointed that out!)

There are other ways to write this out, depending on how you analyze the rhythm, but this does the job, and it has the virtue of being simple.

Thanks to William West for letting me know the German name of this tune, or at least the Bavarian name, I don't think it's standard German. Now that I know what to look for I discover it's all over YouTube in various versions, some with lyrics.

Trad arr. © 2022 Ben Paley

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