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/ :|
|: 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/ :|

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