Joe Bane’s polka

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D>E FD|A>F DA|FD AD|FE EA|
D>E FD|A>F DE/F/|FE/D/ B,E|ED DA:|
BA d>B|A>F Dd|BA dF|FE Ed|
BA d>B|A>F DE/F/|FE/D/ B,E|ED DA:|

Nine comments

A polka in D though G would suit too.

I’m looking for a title for this polka. Anyone know it?

Martin Hayes has recorded this as a barndance, I seem to remember.

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Mystery Polka

Does it really have nine bars in the B part?

Does it really have nine bars in the B part?

Well spotted nigelg. That was, of course, a deliberate mistake to keep you on your toes. Not.

ABC isn’t my, ermm, first language…))

Slightly Mad Scientist, that is indeed the same tune, played differently. Thanks for that.

According to Orla Harrington and Andrew Mac Namara, the polka version was one regularly played by Joe Bane. For now, it’s "Joe Bane’s Polka".

Credit where credit’s due

It was Kenny who pointed out that Martin Hayes has a barndance version, otherwise I’d probably still be trying to work out why it was familiar!

Barndance or March?

Barndance or polka, whatever form you want to give it, it’s probably good to realise the tune started out in Scotland as ‘Dornoch Links’. For marching to.

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Cool.

Prof. Prlwytzkofsky said, "Barndance or polka, whatever form you want to give it, it’s probably good to realise the tune started out in Scotland as ‘Dornoch Links’. "

There are similarities, yes - but can you give reasons for your certainty? If it is, as you say, the same tune, it’s come a long way musically as well as geographically.

Incidentally, in east Clare, "Dornoch Links" is known as "Joe Bane’s" as well. Mr Bane has a lot to answer for!

David

I was actually mixing up two tunes there to be honest, both Joe Bane and Bill Malley played Dornoch Links and Martin Hayes recorded it but it wasn’t actually this one. Blame Na Fir Bolg for putting the tune in my head today.

Sorry for the mix up.

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