Jimmy Doyle’s polka

Also known as Din Tarrant’s No. 6, Doyle’s Favourite, Jimmy Doyle’s Favourite, Jimmy Doyle’s No. 1, The Lonesome No. 1, The Lonesome.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gullane (a few times), The Tenpenny Bit (a few times), Winnie Hayes’ (a few times).

Jimmy Doyle's has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd de|dB BA/B/|dB AB|dB G>A|Bd de|dB BA/B/|dG BA|1 AG G>A:|2 AG G2||
|:dg ga/g/|fe e>f|ed Bd|ed BA|dg ga/g/|fe e/f/g/e/|dG BA|1 AG G2:|2 AG G>A||
"Version 2:"
|:Bd de|dB B/A/B/c/|dB AB|dB G>A|Bd de|dB B/A/B/c/|dG BA|1 AG G>A:|2 AG GB||
|:de/f/ gg|fe e>f|ed Bd|ed Bd|de/f/ gg|fe e>e|dG BA|1 AG G2:|2 AG G>A||
ABC
X: 2
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ce ef | ec cB/c/ | ec Bc | ec A>B |
ce ef | ec cB/c/ |eA cB |1 BA A>B :|2 BA A2 ||
Aa ga | gf f2 | fe ^de | fe cB |
Aa ga | gf f2 | ec cB | BA A2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A/ |Bd de | dB BA/B/ | dB A>B | dB G>A |
Bd d/B/d/e/ | dB BA/B/ | dG BA | AG G3/ :|
|: B/ |dg g2 | fe e>f | ed dc/d/ | eA BA/B/ |
dg g2 | fe e2 | dB BA | AG G3/ :|
ABC

Six comments

Jimmy Doyle’s

This is just a simple little polka, but I like it. Sometimes it is played in the key of A, but my session group plays it in G.

Excellent on the trump!

Setting #2

transcribed from Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s "Deadly Buzz"

X: 3 “Doyle’s Favourite”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 9 (Side B, track 2) ~ the 1st polka of two

Q: 136 bpm (1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note)