Midnight on the Water

John Hartford

Waltz timing. Key of D. Fiddles can tune DDAD.

  • Benny Thomasson on LP [utoob]. Benny Thomasson on the Slippery Hill [mp3].
  • Bluegrass fiddle lesson [utoob].
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (and who else?) [utoob]. Medley Warning! Second tune is Bonaparte's Retreat.

Discussion

  • Who wrote this song? Some say Benny Thomasson. Some say it was his father, Luke Thomasson. Alan Lomax recorded Benny in the field, says this Library of Congress page.

Structure

Part A

D--|D--|D--|D--|D-G|D--|A--|D--:||

Part B

D--|D--|D--|D--|Em--|Em--|Bm--|Bm--|
G--|G--|D--|D--|D-G|D--|A--|D--||

[Source for chords] but some players also go to Bm in second measure of first part.