Thank God It’s Friar Dee polka

Thank God It's Friar Dee has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Thank God It's Friar Dee
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>d dB|BA FA|d>d df|fe e2|
d>d dB|BA FA|d/c/d/e/ fe|ed d2:|
|:e>e ef|ge e2|d>d dB|BA FA|
e>e ef|ge e2|f/g/a/f/ gc|d2 d2:|

Three comments

Thank God it’s Friar Dee

I’m not in the habit of submitting self-composed tunes here, but I’m making an exception this time as I’m dedicating this tune to Tom Dee.

Tom - originally from Co. Kerry, Eire - was a Roman Catholic friar during his working life, but now lives in Bristol, England.

Tom is a popular and larger-than-life figure at most of the Bristol sessions, entertaining the musicians and the customers with his humour and energetic step-dancing.

Thank God it’s Brother Dee?

I’ve just been informed by member "lazyhound" that Tom was a Roman Catholic "brother" - not a friar.

Nonetheless, I reckon that I’ll stick with my original title … ;-)

Thank God it’s Brother Dee?

"Friar" derives, through French, from the Latin "frater" meaning "brother". So "friar" is close enough.
Anyway, having a tune named after you could be the first step on the long road to canonisation :-)