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This is actually a very old French tune from nearly 300 years ago that made its way to Germany and then during WW2 a fellow by the name of Cotton Collins a fiddler from the U.S., who was with Hank Thompson and the Lone Star Playboys, took this tune back home with him in his head and refined this old waltz and gave it new life in the 1940s while at a dance in Wesphalia, Texas. According to an awesome write-up by Clay Coppedge on the website http://www.texasescapes.com/ClayCoppedge/Westphalia-Wa

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