Ladies In The Center polka

Also known as Ladies In The Centre, Up The Woodpile.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ladies In The Center has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Ladies In The Center
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G,>A, B,D|ED GE|DG BG|A3A,|
G,>A, B,D|ED GE|DB, A,B,|G,4 :|
Bd d>B|AG ED|GE DG|BG A2|
Bd d>B|AG ED|GE DB,|A,B, G,2:|
X: 2
T: Ladies In The Center
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G,>A, B,D | ED GF/E/ |[M:3/4] DG BG A2 |
G,>A, B,D | ED GF/E/ |[M:3/4] DB, A,B, G,2 :|
|: [M:2/4] Bd Bc/B/ | AG ED | GF/E/ DG | BG A2 |
Bd Bc/B/ | AG ED | GF/E/ DB, | A,B, G,2 :|
X: 3
T: Ladies In The Center
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D>D FA | BA FA | dA/d/ de | fd/f/ e2 |
D>D FA | BA FA | dB AF | EF D2 :|
|: fa ag/f/ | ed BA | dc/B/ AA | fd/f/ e2 |
fa ag/f/ | ed BA | dc/B/ AF | EF D2 :|
X: 4
T: Ladies In The Center
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: C>D EG | A>G A/B/c- | cA Gc | ec/e/ d2 |
C>D EG | A>G A/B/c- | cA GE | DE C2 :|
|: eg ge | dc AG | cB/A/ Gc | ec/e/ d2 |
eg ge | dc AG | cB/A/ GE | DE C2 :|

Five comments

Very interesting…tell me more!

Lovely polka, where did you dig this one up? Is it an old tune? A new tune? Did you compose it? Vee need zee infolmashun!

Hi Jay,
There’s a trad tune by the same title recorded by the Newfoundland band Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. No idea if it’s the same tune, but the one here has a kind of Newfoundland flavor, I think.

Ladies In The Center, X:3

From the playing of Vince & Glen Collins.

Up The Woodpile, X:4

From the playing of The Bay Boys.

Listed as "Traditional" on their 1992 album "Where Did Yesterday Go".