The Stonewaller polka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Stonewaller has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Stonewaller
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|Bd eB|A2 BA|GA AG|A2 A2|
Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|
|:eg g2|ge dB|G2 AG|GA BG|eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|A2 A2|
eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|GA BG|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Stonewaller
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|Bd eB|A2 BA|GA AG|A2 AG|
Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|
|:eg g2|ge dB|G2 AG|AB dB|eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|A2 A2|
eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|AB d2|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|
ABC

Six comments

Aurora

I bought McGoldrick’s new album Aurora the day it came out on iTunes and have loved it since so I thought I’d help keep the album going here and submit one of the easier tunes I could pick out…I’m fairly certain of the name but I’m just going off what the notes about the album say on here sunk I don’t have any liner notes of my own..

Wrong key

Sorry, I just realized a mistake on my part. This should be in E minor, not A Dorian….woops

The Stonewaller Polka

Great tune. Sounds as if could be played as a reel. It’s got the drive of a reel.

Stonewaller polka

In fact if you look at it as a 4/4 tune, a reel, you get 8 bars each in the A and B parts instead of the 16 bars in each part as a 2/4 tune, so you end up with a standard 32 bar tune. I would play it like a reel.

A reel polka?

It was a little ambiguous to me too but I chose polka because…actually I don’t remember why I chose polka…oh well, as long as it can still be recognized as a good tune I’m happy with it

Vars

X: 1
T: Stonewaller, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Emin
|:Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|Bd eB|A2 BA|GA AG|A2 AG|
Bd eB|A2 Bd|eB A2|AG E2|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|
|:eg g2|ge dB|G2 AG|AB dB|eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|A2 A2|
eg gf|ge dB|GA AG|AB d2|ea ae|ge da|ae ge|dB AG:|