Matt Cranitch’s Blackwater polka

Also known as The Blackwater.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Matt Cranitch's Blackwater has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Matt Cranitch's Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Fd B>B|AF ED|FA DE|FE E2|
Ad BA/B/|AF ED|FB AB/A/|ED D2:|
|:FA Bc|d2 cd|fd/f/ ed|fe e2|
df/d/ ed|BA FE|F2 AB|ED D2:|
2
X: 2
T: Matt Cranitch's Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Fd Bd/B/|AF ED|A,B, DE|FE EF|
Ad Bd/B/|AF EF|DF A/B/A/F/|ED D>E:|
|:FA Bc|d2 Ad|fg/f/ ed|fe e2|
dc/d/ ed|BA FE|DF A/B/A/F/|ED D>E:|
3
X: 3
T: Matt Cranitch's Blackwater
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:G/|Fd Bd/B/|AF D>E|F/E/D AF|G/A/G/F/ ED/E/|
F/A/d Bd/B/|AF ED/E/|FD A/B/A/F/|ED D3/2:|
|:E/|F/G/A Bc|d2 Ad|f2 ed|fg/f/ eA|
dc/d/ e/f/e/d/|BA FD/E/|FD A/B/A/F/|ED D3/2:|

Three comments

Been listening to this one a bit lately. The liner notes say it was written by Matt for his parents.

"The Blackwater Polka" ~ by Matt Cranitch

X: 1
T: Blackwater, The
C: Matt Cranitch
S: "Sliabh Notes: Along Blackwater’s Banks", track 13, tune 1 of 3
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: Fd Bd/B/ | AF ED | A,B, DE | FE EF |
Ad Bd/B/ | AF EF | DF A/B/A/F/ | ED D>E :|
|: FA Bc | d2 Ad | fg/f/ ed | fe e2 |
dc/d/ ed | BA FE | DF A/B/A/F/ | ED D>E :|

Matt Cranitch’s note on this set of polkas, from this lovely CD:

"As the river Blackwater flows from its origin in Sliabh Luachra towards the sea it passes close to where my parents were born and reared - my mother Kathleen Linehan in Coolagown and my father Micheál Cranitch in Rathcormac, both in Co. Cork. From them I received my love for the music that I play, and so I would like to dedicate thse new polkas to them." ~ Matt

Named in honour of Matt’s mother, the second in this set of three, "Kathleen’s Polka", can be found here:
https://thesession.org/tunes/11029

"Matt Cranitch, Dónal Murphy & Tommy Sullivan - Sliabh Notes: Along Blackwater’s Banks"

Track 13: "The Blackwater Polka" / "Kathleen’s Polka" / "Michael’s Polka"

1. ) "The Blackwater Polka" ~ C: Matt Cranitch

2. ) "Kathleen’s Polka" ~ C: Matt Cranitch
# Added by ceolachan - February 4th, 2011
https://thesession.org/tunes/11029

3. ) "Michael’s Polka" ~ C: Matt Cranitch
# Added by mrkelahan - February 15th, 2011
https://thesession.org/tunes/11065