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

“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