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Hope this works. I like this song and would like to learn it, but have no idea of the name. A name would be helpful to find the sheet music. I have tried the app on my phone, but it is still looking. This is a demo from Liberty Bellows in Philadelphia, PA which starts at about 2:42. I am interested in the second song in this demo, I believe a French Song. The Red Giustozzi & Bompezzo was mine, I bought it in Sicily in 1971 when I was in the US Navy. Thank You, the Bum youtube.com/Watch?v=gESu_wMU-g0
 
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Don't know the tune but the link is --
 

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I don't know this piece so I've transcribed it:

Valse at 2_42.jpg

I tried to add some of the chromatisms he is playing but feel free to simplify.

Let me know if you have any problem reading it.

P.S.: I can see some little mistakes on chromatisms: I forgot to add the natural symbol on some E in the B part, sorry.
 
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Thank You Licio76. That is incredible. I am a slow reader, but being retired, I'll have plenty of time. Thanks Again, the Bum
 

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You're welcome! Maybe I could simplify the arrangement. I've transcribed what's in the video but it could be much easier without so many embellishments. I will make some changes.
 

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This is a much easier version. Obviously, it doesn't sound so good as the "arranged" version but you can add some grace notes or triplets when you will feel more confident.
Valse at 2_42 basic.PNG
 

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Thank You Again, The Attachment printed perfectly, I had a little trouble with printing the others. When in the US Navy, in 1971 our ship visited several ports in Italy. La Spezia, Naples, Brindisi and Augusta, Sicily which is where I bought my Red Giustozzi & Bompezzo Accordion. While in Naples, I was able to get to the Isle of Capri. Still probably one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. In Augusta, I was walking past a small Music Shop where the accordion was visible thru the window. What a neat experience, the accordion spent almost a year down in the Control Booth in Engine Room #3 on the USS Wood County, LST 1178. Always wanted another accordion with more sounds on the treble and bass. Took a little while for that to happen, but now very happy with the Scandalli Air 1 S. More than I would ever need, but really enjoying it. Thanks Again, the Bum
 

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I've never visited Naples or Capri but I hope I will. I live 700 km (434 miles) from Naples and in Italy, it's considered a huge distance...I guess that it sounds crazy for someone who lives in the US.
That accordion has a beautiful story!

This is the video version on Finale, you should be able to print it like the other one.

Valse at 2_42 Video.PNG
 

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I was able to print the music nicely. I have not played a song with the "quick fingering" as in this song. Not sure of the proper name of that style. I played my accordion for the first time in weeks. Have been getting bad stuff (skin cancer), cut off of my hands at the dermatologist. Still have stitches in my left hand, but was able to play without bothering the stitches. I was able to slowly muddle my way through the "Basic" Valse. // Yes, 434 miles is not a great distance for us, but maybe our highways are more direct for traveling. Again, Thank You Very Much, the Bum
 

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Good luck with your health and playing Bum. Good thing about Italy is the public transport is so much better. People just jump on a plane or fast train to go from Milano to Napoli.....
 
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Still working on the song, got the first half of the song fairly good, but am still working on the second half. Again, Jim D. Thank You for posting the song from the Liberty Bellows clip and Lucio76, Thanks for putting the music to paper. When I finally have it down pretty good, I will try to video it and post it here. That will probably be another challenge.
 

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