The Blackwater polka

Also known as The Blackwater Polkas No. 2.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Blackwater has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2 |: fe fe | fe df | fe fe | d2 ef
g2 f2 | ed Be | dB AB |1 G2 Gg :|2 G2 GA ||
|: B>A Bd | c>B ce | d>c dg | f/g/a g2
e/d/e/f/ ge | ed Bd | cd/c/ BA | 1 G2 GA :|2 G2 G2 ||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d |cB cB | cB Ad | c/c/B c/c/B | A2 Bc |
d2 c3/d/4c/4 | BA FA | G3/A/4G/4 FE | D2 D :|
|: E |F/G/F/E/ FA | G/A/G/F/ GB | A/B/A/G/ Ad | c/d/e dc |
B>c dB | AF FA | G3/A/4G/4 FE | D2 D :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g | fe f/>g/f/e/ | fe dg | f/>g/f/e/ fe | d2 ef |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | ed Bd | cd/c/ BA | G2- Gg |
fe f>e | fe dg | f>e fe | d2 ef |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | ed Bd | cd/c/ BA | G2 G ||
|: A |B>A Bd | c>B ce | d>^c dg | f/g/a g2 |
e/d/e/f/ ge | dB Bd | cd/c/ BA | G2- G :|
ABC

Seven comments

The Blackwater #2

Couldn’t find this anywhere on the site, so I said I’d throw it up - it’s the second of a set of polkas labelled "The Blackwater Polka’s" from Denis Doody’s 1978 album "Denis Doody Plays Kerry Music", available here: http://thesession.org/recordings/1309

From the discussion and the ensuing difficulty in finding the tune, I surmise it was probably Gan Ainm before the album, and still is, essentially.

Here’s one I made earlier of the tune, in case the MIDI doesn’t quite do it justice.

http://youtube.com/_XmRwpzW8Ag

Jackie Daly: 3 Polkas ~ The Gullane / The Blackwater 1 / The Blackwater 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3lucEh4UNw


Uploaded on 5 Jul 2011 ~ A selection of polkas played by Jackie Daly at the Comhaltas 60th Anniversary Concert in Tullamore on 29th April 2011.

“The Blackwater Polka No. 2”

I’d forgotten to note the obvious above, it’s the 3rd polka in that set of three. 8-)

X: 2 “TheThe Blackwater Polkas No. 2”

S: "Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: The Living Stream", track 11, the 3rd polka of three

Q: 134 bpm / 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note

Note, from the CD: "The source for both of ‘The Blackwater Polkas’ was the Sliabh Luachra accordion player Denis Doody." ~ Jackie Small

"Denis Doody Plays Kerry Music" - track 17
http://thesession.org/recordings/1309

X: 3 “The Blackwater Polkas No. 2”

S: Denis Doody