The Common Ground polka

Also known as March For The Common Ground.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Common Ground has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Common Ground
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|d>e fe/d/|B/G/B/d/ gf/e/|fa ea|f/g/a/f/ e/A/c/e/|
d>e fe/d/|B/G/B/d/ gf/e/|fa ef|d2 d:|
|:g|f/e/f/g/ ag/f/|e/d/e/f/ gf/e/|fa ea|f/g/a/f/ e/A/c/e/|
d>e fe/d/|B/G/B/d/ gf/e/|fa ef|d2 d:|
2
X: 2
T: The Common Ground
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|dd/e/ {f/g/}fe/d/|B/G/ (3B/c/d/ g2|fA eA|fa/f/ ec/A/|
d2 fd/A/|B/G/B/d/ g2|fA eA|1 d2- d:|2 d2||
|:d/e/f/g/|ff/g/ a{b/a/}g/f/|e>f g/A/c/e/|fA ea/g/|f/g/a/f/ e/a/^g/a/|
d>A g/f/e/d/|B/G/ (3B/c/d/ g2|fA eA|1 d2:|2 d2- d||

Four comments

The Lakeland Fiddlers

This is just to draw a little attention to one of our gems here in the Northwest of England, The Lakeland Fiddlers, who now have two albums to their name. This tune, aptly titled, opens their second recording "One Big Fiddle", a steal at a tenner. You can get an earful of this lovely little march and more on this bit of web realty they have:

http://www.lakelandfiddlers.co.uk/

& their two recordings ~

"Fiddles in the Cowshed"
https://thesession.org/recordings/2685

"One Big Fiddle"
https://thesession.org/recordings/3678

Back to front ~ 😏

I meant to say, it ends the recording, is the first tune of the final track of a generous 21… 😉

Skeletons in the cupboards and drawers ~ and even old notebooks

Letting loose and having some reasonable fun with this one ~ at a relaxed tempo and in a playful mood, jolly tune that it is ~

X: 2
T: Common Ground, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
dd/e/ {f/g/}fe/d/ | B/G/ (3B/c/d/ g2 | fA eA | fa/f/ ec/A/ |
d2 fd/A/ | B/G/B/d/ g2 | fA eA |[1 d2- d :|[2 d2 ||
|: d/e/f/g/ |\
ff/g/ a{b/a/}g/f/ | e>f g/A/c/e/ | fA ea/g/ | f/g/a/f/ e/a/^g/a/ |
d>A g/f/e/d/ | B/G/ (3B/c/d/ g2 | fA eA |[1 d2 :|[2 d2- d |]

"The Common Ground" ~ composed by Carolyn Francis

From the notes for the CD "The Lakeland Fiddlers: One Big Fiddle"
https://thesession.org/recordings/3678

track 21 - "The Common Ground was composed by Carolyn for the border pipes at the Common Ground Festival in Ayrshire in 2006 - - -