Is this version of the Bluebell Polka unique?
Last week I posted a setting of the Bluebell Polka (https://thesession.org/tunes/3352#setting37620) which I had collected some years ago from two old fiddle players in the area (setting no.9). Both have since passed away so I can’t ask them where they got their version.
It’s a setting I hadn’t come across before. Basically they play both the first and second parts in the same key of D major and the third part in G major. Below are the first two bars of each part to explain what I mean.
First part in D maj - |:de|f2f2 dcdB|A2A2 F2D2
Second part also in D - |:A2A2 FAdf|a2a2 f3g
Last part in G maj - |:c|B2B2 Bcd2|B2B2 Bcd2
I’ve only heard the tune played with the first and third parts in G major and the second part in D major, i.e.
First part G maj - |:ga|b2b2 gfge|d2d2 B2G2
Second part D maj - |:A2A2 FAdf|a2a2 f3g
Third part G maj - |:c|B2B2 Bcd2|B2B2 Bcd2
My question is whether anyone else has ever heard the tune played with the first two parts in D major and the third part in G major?