Jerome Burke’s polka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jerome Burke's has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D>F FA | dA AA | BE EF | GG/G/ FE |
D>F FA | d>A AA | B>A Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: f>f ff | a>f ed | ee/e/ ee | fe de |
f>f ff | a>f ed | eA Bc | d2 d2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D2 FA | dA A2 | BE EF | G2 FE |
DF- FA | dA AA | BA Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: f2 f>f | af ed | e2 e>e | fe ce |
f2- ff | af ed | eA Bc | d2 d2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D2 FA | dA AA | BE EF | GA/G/ FE |
D2 FA | dA/A/ AA | BA Bc |[1 d2 d2 :|[2 d2 de ||
|: f2 ff | af ed | e>e ee | fe ce |
f>g ff | af ed | eA Bc | d2 d2 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|DF AB/c/|dc BA|BE EF|G2 FE|DF AB/c/|dc BA|Be Bc|d2d:|
|:e|f2 fe/f/|gf ed|e2 ed/e/|fd BA|Af fe/f/|gf ed|ce Bc|d2d:|]
ABC
X: 5
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DF AB/c/|dc BA|BA/B/ EF|GE F/G/F/E/|
DF AB/c/|dc BA|Be Bc|d2 d2 :|
f2 fe/f/|gf ed|e>d e>e|fd BA|
Af fe/f/|gf ed|ce Bc|d2 d2 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D>F AB/c/ | dc BA | BE EF | GE FE |
DF AB/c/ | d/d/c BA | Be Bc | d2 de/d/ |
D>F AB/c/ | d/d/c BA | BE EF | GA/G/ FE |
DF AD | dc BA | B/B/e Bc | d2 de ||
f2 fe/f/ | gf ed | e2 ed/e/ | fe cA |
f2 f2 | gf ed | cA Bc | d2 de |
f2 fe/f/ | g/g/f ed | e2 ed/e/ | f/f/e c/B/A |
f2 fa | gf e>d | cA Bc | d2 d2 |]
ABC
X: 7
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |DF AB/c/ | d>c BA | BE- EF | GA/G/ FE |
D2 AB/c/ | d/e/d/c/ BA | Be Bc | d2- d :|
|: e |f2 fe/f/ | g/a/g/f/ ed | e2 ed/e/ | g/f/e/d/ c/B/A |
fA ff/a/ | g>f ed | c/B/A Bc |[1 dA d :|[2 d2- d |]
ABC
X: 8
T: Jerome Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DF AB/c/ | dc BA | BA/B/ EF | GE F/G/F/E/ |
DF AB/c/ | dc BA | Be Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: f2 fe/f/| gf ed | e>d e>e | fd BA |
Af fe/f/ | gf ed | ce Bc | d2 d2 :|
ABC

Eight comments

Celtic Kanan’s

This tune is one played by a french band called "Celtic kanan".
It is actually not known if it’s an original polka, heard somewhere, or a compo, but in the meanwhile, here it is, so you can play it too.
Find the discussion thread about it : http://thesession.org/discussions/31982

Hear it there : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2r8HudOZLg

played in a set (Egan’s/Ballydesmond/celtic Kanan’s/John Ryan’s) [original musicians]

or here : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7f6lq_celtic-kanan-live-kerry-polkas_music#.UenaMY7lkZA [later musicians]

Jerome Burke’s polka

This is a traditional Sliabh Luachra polka - not a "compo" i.e. recent composition . Jackie Daly calls it Jerome Burke’s. It seems inconceivable that it isn’t in the database already but I couldn’t find it easily and couldn’t be bothered to look through 29 pages of polkas in D! :-)

Sounds like it, yeah, but slightly different than the version I found by searching to this name…
DF AB/c/|dc BA|BA/B/ EF|GE F/G/F/E/|
DF AB/c/|dc BA|Be Bc|d2 d2 :|
f2 fe/f/|gf ed|e>d e>e|fd BA|
Af fe/f/|gf ed|ce Bc|d2 d2 :|
Thanks for the hint anyway ;)

familiar first part

The first part is the same as the Kerry polka/ Pat Organ’s no.1/Cathy’s Favorite:
http://thesession.org/tunes/531
but the turn in this version is a nice change to the old standard.

X: 6 ~ the above. I forgot to add the number…

X; 7 ~ other possibilities…

X: 8 “Jerome Burke’s”

B: "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border", edited by Terry Moylan, Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994, page 172, tune #298
ISBN: 1-874675-42-2
Z: Terry Moylan
N: 10/12/1993 Rathmore

One of the finest small presses I’ve known, worldwide, "The Lilliput Press" of Dublin, founded by an interesting character, Antony Farrell, publisher of this book by a respected musician and character, Terry Moylan, about an amazing character and important figure in the music of Sliabh Luachra, Johnny O’Leary. I wish this were back in print for the sake of others, but more so I wish Johnny were still around to inspire, and thankfully recordings of his music remain to do so.

http://www.lilliputpress.ie/