This transcription is based on an October 1929 performance a group called The Red Headed Fiddlers, recorded in Dallas, Texas for the Brunswick company. It was released as Brunswick 460. According to Tony Russell’s discography, theirs is the only recording of St. Jobe’s Waltz made by a country string band prior to WWII.
Like many good fiddlers, ‘Red’ Steely varies the melody with each repetition, and not all of his variations are reflected here. He varies the rhythm slightly between repetitions, and makes good use of chromatic lower neighbor tones.Saint Jobe’s Waltz – Score