The Green Cottage polka

Also known as From Billy To Jack, The Glen Cottage, The Glin Cottage, The Green Cottage #1, Quarry Cross, The Quarry Cross.

There are 41 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Callaghan’s (a few times), Denis Murphy’s (a few times).

The Green Cottage has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ba|:"Em"(ge) (ed)|"Em"(Be) (ef)|"Em"g>f ed|"Em"(ga) "B"(b>a)|
"Em"ge (ed)|"Em"(Be) e2|"B"(b>a) (gf)|1 "Em"e2 eb/a/:|2 "Em"e2 (eA)||
"Em" Be (e>f)|"Em" ed BA|"Em" Be "Bm"df|e2 (ef)|
"Em"gg/g/ "Bm"gg/g/|"Em"ed (BA)|"Em" B>E E/F/G/A/|1 "B" B2 (BA):|2 "B" B2B2||
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X: 2
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A/B/|:cB AG|EA A>B|cB AG|B/c/d e>d|
cB AG|ED Dc/d/|ed cB|1A2 A>B:|2A2 Ac/d/|:
ea a>b|ae ed|ea ag|a2 AB|
c2 B{c}B|Ae e>d|eA A/B/c/d/|1e2 e>d:|2e2 e|
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X: 3
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B>A |GE ED | B,E E2 | G>F ED | GA B/=c/B/A |
GE ED | B,E E2 | B>A GF | E2 B>A |
GE ED | B,D A,D | B,D A,D | B2 B/=c/B/A |
GE ED | B,E E2 | B/=c/B/A GF | E2 ||
|: B>A |Be ef | eB BA | Be df | e2 ef |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | ed BA | BE E/F/G/A/ | B2 :|
N: # Added by Ptarmigan - October 26th 2005
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X: 4
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
GE ||: E/F/E/D/ B,E | E2 F/G/F/E/ | D>E FG | AB/A/ GE |
| E/F/E/D/ B,E | E>F GA | B2 GF |1 D2 GE :||2 D2 Be
||: e/f/e/d/ Be | e>d B/c/d | ef g2 | ef g2 |
| fg/f/ eB | BA AB | E>F GA |1 B>^A Be |2 B/c/B/A/ GE ||
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X: 5
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
GE |: E/F/E/D/ B,E | E2 F/G/F/E/ | D>E FG | AB/A/ GE |
E/F/E/D/ B,E | E>F GA | B2 GF |1 D2 GE :|2 D2 Be ||
|: e/f/e/d/ Be | e>d B/c/d | ef g2 | ef g2 |
fg/f/ eB | BA AB | E>F GA |1 B>^A Be :|2 B/c/B/A/ GE ||
ABC
X: 6
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B/A/ |GE EE/D/ | B,E E>G | FD D>E | FG A/B/B/A/ |
GE EE/D/ | B,E E>F | GB AF | E2 E :|
|: B/A/ |Be e>d | eB BA | Be ed | e2 e>f |
ge fg/f/ | eB B>A | GE EF | GA B :|
N: # Added by Airedale - June 15th, 2009
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X: 7
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:fe|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2A2A2c2| e4f3e|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2f2fedc|B4B2fe|
|a2f2a3b|a2f2a3b|a2f2d2e2|f4b3e|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2A2A2c2|e4f3e|
|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2f2fedc|B4B2:|
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X: 8
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|: f>e |dB B>A | FB B>c | d>c BA | de f/=g/f/e/ |
dB B>A | FB B2 | f/=g/f/e/ dc |[1 B2 :|[2 B4 ||
|: fb b>c' | ba fe | fb ba | b2 bc' |
d'2 c'2 | bf f>e | fB B/c/d/e/ |[1 f4 :|[2 f2- f |]
|: f/e/ |dB BA | FB B>c | dc BA | de f>e |
dB BA | FB Bd | f/=g/f/e/ dc | B2- B :|
|: B/A/ |FB- B>c | BA FE | FB Ac | B2- Bc |
de/d/ cd/c/ | BF- F>E |[1 FB B/c/B/A/ | B2- B :|[2 FB B/c/d/e/ | f2 |]
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X: 9
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ed|:cB BG|EA AB|cB AG|cd ed|
cB BG|EA A2|ed cB|A3 ed|:
e>a a>b|a>e e>d|e>a a>b|a2 ab|
c'2 b2|ag ed|eA A/B/c/d/|1e2 ed|:2e2 e|
# Added by harry .
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Sixteen comments

Glen Cottage Polka

A thread about the tune called ‘Cottage in the Glen’ reminded me I had a Polka with a similiar title. Never thought a polka could be ‘cool’ until I heard an Irish polka! What were those Germans thinking?

Sorry!

I think the original transcription I had featured an incorrect title. Found the same tune covered by Cherish The Ladies called ‘The Green Cottage Polka’ (one and all, best of…). I’m pretty sure this is the ‘real’ tune title.

The Green Cottage - Version in A dor.

T:Green Cottage, The
M:2/4
L:1/8
S:Kelly, O’Brien, Sproule - "Traditional Music Of Ireland"
R:polka
Z:g.m.p
K:ADor
A/B/|:cB AG|EA A>B|cB AG|B/c/d e>d|
cB AG|ED Dc/d/|ed cB|1A2 A>B:|2A2 Ac/d/|:
ea a>b|ae ed|ea ag|a2 AB|
c2 B{c}B|Ae e>d|eA A/B/c/d/|1e2 e>d:|2e2 e|

The Green Cottage

I like to follow this tune with the Church Street Polka (aka Memories of Ballymote). I do the link by changing the last bar of Green Cottage to |B2 d>c|

Trevor

Transfer of valuables in line with a suspected demolition ~

Good man - - - , this is one of my favourite Polkas.
Hope you don’t mind if I stick in my version of it, at least as I heard Jackie play it.

Up Kerry Music!

T: Glen Cottage, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: B>A |
GE ED | B,E E2 | G>F ED | GA B/=c/B/A |
GE ED | B,E E2 | B>A GF | E2 B>A |
GE ED | B,D A,D | B,D A,D | B2 B/=c/B/A |
GE ED | B,E E2 | B/=c/B/A GF | E2 B>A ||
|: B>A |
Be ef | eB BA | Be df | e2 ef |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | ed BA | BE E/F/G/A/ | B2 :|

# Posted on Wednesday, October 26th 2005 by Ptarmigan

Moved from a later ‘identical’ note-for-note transcription, if only these folks had the respect to credit their common source, where they ‘copied’ it from… Anyway, it may not exist for long, but here’s where the above was fished from:

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1520

Dorian ~ K: E Dorian

Dorian ~ K: E Dorian

“The Green Cottage Polka” / “The Church Street Polka” ~ Trevor’s set

"Memories Of Ballymote" / "Church Street" ~ polkaKey signature: G Major
Submitted on April 1st 2003 by Bannerman.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1560

Trevor’s (Lazyhound) set ~ see recommendation above…

Kevin Burke’s setting

X: 1
T: The Glen Cottage Polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
Tr: D!J!F!
R: polka
K: E dorian
GE ||: E/F/E/D/ B,E | E2 F/G/F/E/ | D>E FG | AB/A/ GE |
| E/F/E/D/ B,E | E>F GA | B2 GF |1 D2 GE :||2 D2 Be
||: e/f/e/d/ Be | e>d B/c/d | ef g2 | ef g2 |
| fg/f/ eB | BA AB | E>F GA |1 B>^A Be |2 B/c/B/A/ GE ||

# Posted on October 9th 2008 by D.J.F.

The transcription above can be modified like this:

T: The Glen Cottage Polka
S: Kevin Burke
Z: D.J.F.
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: E dorian
GE |: E/F/E/D/ B,E | E2 F/G/F/E/ | D>E FG | AB/A/ GE |
E/F/E/D/ B,E | E>F GA | B2 GF |1 D2 GE :|2 D2 Be ||
|: e/f/e/d/ Be | e>d B/c/d | ef g2 | ef g2 |
fg/f/ eB | BA AB | E>F GA |1 B>^A Be :|2 B/c/B/A/ GE ||

Are you taking the p*ss slainte?

You have a go at me saying my transcription is far from perfect and that I should think before I type yet you go and post your transcription that is the same? Give me a break.

Surely the gist of the tune was found in my original transcription, far from perfect was an innacurate statement for you to make, I was expecting something a lot more accurate from you, slainte, like with rolls and double stopping and stuff in. But all you’ve done is change a few bar lines and put Kevin Burke on it

Don’t expect any more comment from me, D.J.F. I’m busy. Just be quiet, please.

“The Quarry Cross Polka” ~ rescued duplication

Submitted on June 15th 2009 by Airedale.
~ /tunes/9678

X: 6
T: Quarry Cross
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: B/A/ |\
GE EE/D/ | B,E E>G | FD D>E | FG A/B/B/A/ |
GE EE/D/ | B,E E>F | GB AF | E2 E :|
|: B/A/ |\
Be e>d | eB BA | Be ed | e2 e>f |
ge fg/f/ | eB B>A | GE EF | GA B :|

~ with minor corrections and adjustments.
No comment was left by Airedale.

Here is Airedale’s original transcription, if anyone needs to make a comparison with the one I’ve given above:

X: 1
T: Quarry Cross
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Emin
G2E2 E2ED | B, E E3G | ^FD D3E | ^F2G2 ABBA |
G2E2 E2ED | B,E E3^F | GB A^F | E4 E2BA | :

B2e2 e3d | e2B2 B2A2 | B2e2 e2d2 | e4 e3^f |
g2e2 ^f2g^f | e2B B3A | G2E2 E2^F2 | G2A2 B2BA |:

From Winner’s New Primer for Violin Circa 1862

I think this is a relative. I was a stage song during the American Civil War always thought the tune was borrowed.
X:1
T:Raw Recruit or Abraham’s Daughter
M:C
L:1/8
A:march
K:Bmin
|:fe|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2A2A2c2| e4f3e|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2f2fedc|B4B2fe|
|a2f2a3b|a2f2a3b|a2f2d2e2|f4b3e|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2A2A2c2|e4f3e|
|d2B2B3B|F2B2B3B|c2f2fedc|B4B2:|

Glen Cottage - another version

Here is the version played by Seamus Creag on An Fidhil, Sraith 2, track 12.
http://thesession.org/recordings/671
Similar to Gian Marco’s version above. I have transcribed for A dorian (so I can play it on the flute), but on the album it is played four semitones lower, that would be F dorian.

X: 9
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ed|:cB BG|EA AB|cB AG|cd ed|
cB BG|EA A2|ed cB|A3 ed|:
e>a a>b|a>e e>d|e>a a>b|a2 ab|
c’2 b2|ae ed|eA A/B/c/d/|1e2 ed|:2e2 e|

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