Walter Bulwer’s polka

Also known as Walter Bulwer’s #1, Walter Bulwer’s No 1, Walter Bulwer’s No. 1.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Walter Bulwer’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Walter Bulwer's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Walter Bulwer's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/c/|d/c/B/d/ g>f|eA AA/B/|c/B/A/c/ fe/e/|ed/d/ BB/c/|
d/c/B g>f|eA A>G|F/G/A/B/ c/d/e/f/|gg/g/ g:|
K: DMaj
|:f/g/|af/g/ af/g/|a/g/f e2|ea g/f/e|d/c/d/e/ f/^e/f/g/|
af/g/ af/g/|a/g/f eA|ea g/f/e/c/|d2 d:|
2
X: 2
T: Walter Bulwer's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M:4/4
|:Bc|dcBd g3 f|e2 A2 A2 AB|cBAc f2 ee|e2 dd B2 Bc|
dc B2 g3 f|e2 A2 A3 G|FGAB cdef|g2 gg g2:|
K: DMaj
|:fg|a2 fg a2 fg|ag f2 e4|e2 a2 gf e2|dcde f^efg|
a2 fg a2 fg|ag f2 e2 A2|e2 a2 gfec|d4 d2:|
3
X: 3
T: Walter Bulwer's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B/c/|d/c/B gf|eA A>B|c/B/A fe|ed B>c|
d/c/B gf|eA A>G|F/G/A/B/ c/d/e/f/|g2- g:|
K: DMaj
|:f/g/|af/g/ af/g/|a/g/f e2|ea g/f/e|d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/|
af/g/ af/g/|a/g/f e2|ea g/f/e|d2- d:|

Four comments

"Walter Bulwer’s Polka No. 1" ~ some prefer these as 4/4

X: 1
T: Walter Bulwer’s Polka No. 1
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: Bc |\
dcBd g3 f | e2 A2 A2 AB | cBAc f2 ee | e2 dd B2 Bc |
dc B2 g3 f | e2 A2 A3 G | FGAB cdef | g2 gg g2 :|
K: DMaj
|: fg |\
a2 fg a2 fg | ag f2 e4 | e2 a2 gf e2 | dcde f^efg |
a2 fg a2 fg | ag f2 e2 A2 | e2 a2 gfec | d4 d2 :|

And that makes some sense, as these are played at a more relaxed tempo, along the lines of a barndance…

"Walter Bulwer’s Polka No. 1" ~ a simpler take

X: 2
T: Walter Bulwer’s Polka No. 1
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |\
d/c/B gf | eA A>B | c/B/A fe | ed B>c |
d/c/B gf | eA A>G | F/G/A/B/ c/d/e/f/ | g2- g :|
K: DMaj
|: f/g/ |\
af/g/ af/g/ | a/g/f e2 | ea g/f/e | d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ |
af/g/ af/g/ | a/g/f e2 | ea g/f/e | d2- d :|

I have this on the CD "Straight from the Fingers" by the Busledon Village Band. Walter Bulwer’s No 3 (polka) is on the same CD, although no 2 is not. BVD play at Haddenham from time to time.