Jack Ryan’s polka

Also known as Fág A’ Bealach, Ta Dha Ghabbhairin Bhui Agam.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

Jack Ryan's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Jack Ryan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|DG GA|B2 AG|EA A2|EA A2|
DG GA|B2 AB|d2 cA|AG G:|
|:A|Bd dc|B2 AG|EA A2|EA A2|
Bd dc|B2 AB|d2 cA|AG G:|
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Five comments

This wee tune was taught by Maureen McGrattan to our lad this summer at Willie Clancy. Reminded me a bit of An Gabhairín Buí when I heard it - was looking around to see if there was a name for it for him, but doesn’t seem to be here or elsewhere?

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Jack Ryan’s

It’s in the book ‘An Pota Stóir’ under the above name; additionally, it’s notated in the key of A.

David

Thanks DavidT

Thanks David, the collective wisdom here always surprises me. ‘An Pota Stóir’ seems to be a collection of Chorca Dhuibne music - I suppose it literally means the ‘pot of knowledge’ or just ‘the collection’?

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Ah yes, I see it trips off handily enough in A as well. I suppose Maureen gave it in G, to avoid all the youngsters whistles falling on the floor on the C#’s!!

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Ta Dha Ghaibbhairin Bhui Agam

Thus is the version recorded by ‘Teada’ on their CD ‘Inne Amarach’ track 4 first tune.
I have transposed that as played by the Melodeon (2nd tme through the tune as recorded).
X: 1
T: Ta Dha Ghaibbhairin Bhui Agam
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: Polka
K: G maj
DG GA | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/E/ | DG GA | Bd A2 | GE ED/E/ | GE EG/E/ |
DG GA | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd AB/A/ | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 ||
Bd dc | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd AB/A/ | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 |
Bd dc | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd A2 | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 ||

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