Frank DeVoney's Waltz

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Dave Nealon
Copyright 2004 Dave Nealon


My great-great uncle Frank DeVaney was a peg-legged Irish Klondiker violin maker who put together his first fiddle as a child. He made lots of instruments--including the one I play on this tune (in 1895). He only had to change one letter in his name to give the impression that he was a respectable Italian maker. I made up Frank DeVoney's waltz while scratching on his fiddle in the back yard as the sun set on the mountain.