Bill The Weaver polka

Also known as Bill The Waiver’s, Bill The Weaver’s, Bill The Weaver’s (2), Din Tarrant’s, Julia Clifford’s, Lacha Cross, Lacha Cross, Lackagh Cross, Walsh’s.

There are 109 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Julia Clifford’s (lots of times), Din Tarrant’s (a few times).

Bill The Weaver has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Bill The Weaver
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B/c/|:dB fB/c/|dB fe/d/|c/B/A/c/ e/c/A/B/|c/B/A/c/ ec/e/|
fb ba|fb ba|fa fe/c/|1d/c/A BB/c/:|2d/c/A Bf||
|:a>f df|A/B/c/d/ e2|g/f/e/d/ cA|Bc df|
a>f df|A/B/c/d/ e2|g/f/e/d/ cA|1Bc df:|2Bc dB/c/||
ABC
X: 2
T: Bill The Weaver
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:dB fB|dB fe/d/|cA eA|cA e2|
fb ba|fb ba|fa fe|1d/c/B/A/ B>c:|2d/c/B/A/ B2||
|:a>f df|A/B/c/d/ e2|g/f/e/d/ cA|Bc df|
a>f df|A/B/c/d/ e2|g/f/e/d/ cA|1Bc df:|2Bc d/c/d/c/||
ABC
X: 3
T: Bill The Weaver
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|Bc df|
a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|1Bc df:|2Bc d2||
|:dB gB|dB fe/d/|cA eA|c/B/A ce|
fb b>a|fb b>a|fa fe/d/|1 cA B>c:|2d/c/A Bf||
ABC
X: 4
T: Bill The Weaver
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B/c/ [|dB fB | dB fe/d/ | c/B/A/c/ eA | cA ce |
fb ba | fb ba | fa fe/d/ | c/B/A B>c |
dB fB | dB fe/d/ | c/B/A/c/ e/c/A/B/ | c/B/A/c/ ec/e/ |
fb ba | fb ba | fa fe/d/ | c/B/A B2 ||
|: a>f df | A/B/c/d/ e2 | g/f/e/d/ cA | Bc df |
a>f df | A/B/c/d/ e2 | g/f/e/d/ cA |[1 Bc df :|[2 Bc d>c |]
ABC

Fourteen comments

Does anyone know the name of this one?

I don’t know the name of this tune, but I think it may be the coolest polka ever.

Recording

This one was recorded by Patrick Street, I think as one of the
” Walsh’ s Polkas".

Locha Cross

I’m sure I have several recordings of this tune. Only one I’ve found so far is by Kerry box-player Denis Doody. He called it "Locha Cross".
"Patrick Street" have a set of 3 polkas on their 3rd LP starting with "Walsh’s", but this tune is not one of them. Is there a "Walsh’s" set on one of the other albums?

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Polka titles

Henrik Norbeck might be of some help here. He lists this under several different titles:
T:Lackagh Cross
T:Bill the Weaver’s
T:Bill the Weaver’s #2
T:Din Tarrant’s #1
T:Lacha Cross
T:Walsh’s Polka
Z:id:hn-polka-61

Din Tarrant’s

Recorded by Julia & Billy Clifford as the first of two polkas called "Din Tarrant’s".

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Bill The Weaver’s (polka)

Source: Brian Hughes_"Whistle Stop"
Transcription: g.m.p.

No… this was Certainly on Patrick Street’s LP All In Good Time.

Julia Clifford’s version

This has a cool g instead of F in the B part (as written below), which makes it stand out. As usual, B part is played 1st - can’t figure out which is correct, but what does it matter anyway.

X: 1
T: Bill The Weaver
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Bmin
|:a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|Bc df|
a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|1Bc df:|2Bc d2||
|:dB gB|dB fe/d/|cA eA|c/B/A ce|
fb b>a|fb b>a|fa fe/d/|1 cA B>c:|2d/c/A Bf||

X: 4 “Bill the Weaver’s Polka”

S: "Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: The Living Stream" - track 8, the 2nd polka of two
http://thesession.org/recordings/3728

Q: 140 bpm / 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note

N: notes by Jackie Small from this lovely CD: "~ Julia Clifford was the source for the intricate polka ‘Bill the Weaver’s’. The title refers to Julia’s father who played the concert flute. The tune appears in Terry Moylan’s edition of the music of Johnny O’Leary with the title ‘Bill the Weaver’s (2)’; it appears as ‘Lacha Cross’ in the collection ‘The Big Session’, edited by David J. Taylor."