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This song is in 3/4 time. That means that there are 3 beats in every measure and that a quarter note gets one beat. Notice how the tempo gets faster at measure 18.
The opening melody is repeated throughout the song, so I’ve labeled the finger numbers for the right hand to show you the best way to play it. If you play this melody with the same fingers every time throughout this song, you’ll learn it much faster. There are also finger number suggestions at measures 89 and 104.
Also, for those of you that are still new to sheet music, I want to point out that accidentals continue through the measure. Look at measure 19. Only the first A has a flat sign in front of it, but the flat sign continues for the rest of the measure and makes all three notes A-flat.
This song has a few tough spots, like measures 104-116. The best thing to do is slow it way down and practice each hand separately, then combine the hands at a slow speed.