Maria Larson

Maria Larson

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Folk - Contemporary | San Antonio, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 284   
Member Since: 2004
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Plays:

8

Song Description

The fiddle tunes in the lyrics are often played for contra or square dances, and seemed to have more meanings than one.

Story Behind the Song

These dances usually end with a waltz, and (as you know) the waltz was "forbidden" at one time. I wanted to write one with this theme. Never mind that I also had a crush on the fiddler.

Lyrics

ONE FOR THE FIDDLER

One for the fiddler, two for the tune,
Three for the dancers, don't forget the moon,
Out of the frying pan into the fire,
Play me that sweet song of heart's desire
.
The floor is all polished, the strings are in tune,
The band's getting warmed up, feels just like June,
Ignoring the danger, or maybe in spite of it,
Dreams are in motion, beginning tonight. (chorus)

Sliding and gliding, now it's "Off She Goes",
"The Tenpenny Jig"s gonna warm up your toes,
"Tripping Upstairs" and "Over the Waterfall",
If you'll be my partner, we'll dance them all.
And it's one for the fiddler, two for the tune,
Three for the dancers, don't forget the moon,
How can I hold you and not feel the fire?
Oh, it's a sweet song, that heart's desire.

The last waltz is "Far Away", don't let it end,
We're still less than lovers, much more than friends,
Music's a language that lives in our bones,
Finds us and binds us wherever we roam.
And it's one for the fiddler, two for the tune,
Three for the dancers, don't forget the moon,
Ready, set, go, and it's into the fire,
You are my sweet song, my heart's desire.

Song Length
3:46
Genres
Folk - General, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Non 4/4
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Engaging, Pleased

Subject Matter
Attracted, Crush, Dance


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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Label Credits Cactus Blossom Records (Maria Larson)