A Dram At The Wake polka

Also known as A Dram At The Wake And Then We Dance.

A Dram At The Wake has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: A Dram At The Wake
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: E |F>E DE | FA dB | AF DF | EF/E/ DE |
FF/E/ D>E | F/G/A d>B | AF EF/E/ | D2- D :|
|: d/e/ |f>e dB | Ad Fd | AF dF | E2- Ed/e/ |
ff/e/ dB | A/B/A/F/ D>E | Fd Ed | D2- D :|
ABC
X: 2
T: A Dram At The Wake
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F>E DE | FA d2 | AF DF | E2 D>E |
F>E DE | FA d>B | AF ED | D2 D2 :|
|: f>e dB | Ad F2 | AF dF | E2 E>g |
f>e dB | AF d>E | Fd Ed | D2 D2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: A Dram At The Wake
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: E |F>E DE | FA dB | AF DF | EF/E/ DE |
FF/E/ D>E | F/G/A d>B | AF EF/E/ | D2- D :|
|: d/e/ |f>e dB | Ad Fd | AF dF | E2- Ed/e/ |
[1 f/g/f/e/ dB | AF d>E | Fd Ed | D2- D :|
[2 ff/e/ dB | A/B/A/F/ D>E | Fd Ed | D2- D |]
ABC
X: 4
T: A Dram At The Wake
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B | ADDE FAdB | ADDF EFDB | ADDE FAdB |
AFdB AFEB | ADDE FAdB | ADDF EFDB |
ADDE FAdB | AFdB AFEe || fddB AdFd |
AdFd EFGe | fddB Adef | gfed B2 de |
fddB AdFd | AdFd EFGf | afdf AdFd | AFdB AFE |]
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Seven comments

“A Dram At The Wake”

We recieved news yesterday of yet another acquaintance losing the battle against cancer, riddled with it. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, and we’ve only been at the side of someone who suffered a long struggle while cancer took over their body and shut it down. Like that, and many, this one is also very likely attached to history. We are still not shy in trying to get those surviving to consider putting away those things that are known to contribute to a result like this ~ smoking, alcohol, diet… Yes, it is selfish, as it is damned hard losing loved ones this way. As said, I wouldn’t even want to lose proverbial enemies this way. We even got news there, the same, a ‘nemesis’ in some peoples minds is also losing the battle. It made my heart sink, as it is unlikely we will ever resolve the differences that put us on opposite sides of an issue…

So, a dram and a nod of respect for all those absent friends and the unresolved, realizing that some thing never can be, but a drink to those, in memory, and out comes this little polka amongst other tunes being played in a pensive mood. And, to give it the fuller name that came out ~ "A Dram at the Wake and then we Dance"… Those for which this bad news came would appreciate that, as would I when my time comes…

&, just to give you a few other options, with the last 4 bars…
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f/g/f/e/ d>B | A/G/F d>E | Fd Ed | D2- D :|

Sad reason to write a lovely tune full of life!

A Dram in preparation for another wake? :-/

X: 2
T: A Dram At The Wake
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: E |\
F>E DE | FA dB | AF DF | EF/E/ DE |
FF/E/ D>E | F/G/A d>B | AF EF/E/ | D2- D :|
|: d/e/ |\
f>e dB | Ad Fd | AF dF | E2- Ed/e/ |
[1 f/g/f/e/ dB | AF d>E | Fd Ed | D2- D :|
[2 ff/e/ dB | A/B/A/F/ D>E | Fd Ed | D2- D |]

Now it’s my da’s turn, another case rooted in an addiction to tobacco… Feeling pretty helpless I’ve found myself revisiting this little number, and in need of a good dram of single malt, though my dad’s fancy is for Tennessee sour mash whiskey, Jack Daniel’s. We differ on too many counts, having been disowned by him at least half a dozen times, ‘the black sheep’, and I take my liquor straight, no ice, nothing else, like I like my stout at room temperature, not frozen. I suspect he’d prefer it either not at all or as a frozen lolly… Tastes differ, don’t we know…

~ who has moved on…

Thanks for your take on it Nigel, appreciated. I’ll give it a go… :-)