I’ll Buy Boots For Maggie polka

Also known as Boots For Maggie, Buy New Boots For Maggie, Corcomroe Abbey, New Boots For Maggie.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Day After Christmas (a few times), Ievan’s Polkka (a few times) and O’Connor’s (a few times).

I’ll Buy Boots For Maggie has been added to 11 tune sets.

I'll Buy Boots For Maggie has been added to 126 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EA AB|cB AB|EA AB|cB A2|EA AB|cB AB|ef/e/ dB|BA AG:|
|:A>B cd|eg a2|ef/e/ dB|BA AG|A>B cd|eg a2|ef/e/ dB|BA AG:|
EA AB|cB AB|FA AB|cB A2|^FA AB|cB AB|ef/e/ dB|BA AG:|
|:A>B cd|eg a2|ef/e/ dB|BA AG|A>B cd|eg a2|ef/e/ dB|BA AG:|
# Added by SPeak .
X: 2
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | A,B, G,B, | A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|
|: E2 AB | cB AB | =F2 AB | cB AB | ^F2 AB | cB AB | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|
X: 3
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | A,B, G,B, | A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|
|: E2 AB | cB AB | =F2 AB | cB AB | ^F2 AB | cB AB | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|
X: 4
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EA AB | cB A2 | FA AB | cB A2 | ^FA AB | cB A2 | eg/2e/2 dB| BA AG :|
A>B cd | eg ga | eg/2e/2 dB | AB G2| A>B cd | eg ga | eg/2e/2 dB | BA AG :|
X: 5
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A>B cd | eg ga | eg/e/ dB | BA AG|
A>B cd | eg ga | eg/e/ dB |1 BA AG :|2 BA A2 ||
|: e>a ab | c'b a2 | f>a ab | c'b a2 |
^f>a ab | c'b a2 | eg/e/ dB|1 BA A2 :|2 BA AG ||
X: 6
T: I'll Buy Boots For Maggie
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: E>F GA | Bd de | Bd/B/ AF | EF D2|
E>F GA | Bd de | Bd/B/ AF |1 FE ED :|2 FE E2 ||
|: Be e>f | gf e2 | ce e>f | gf e2 |
^ce e>f | gf e2 | Bd/B/ AF|1 FE E2 :|2 FE ED ||

Fifteen comments

I’m not TOO big on polkas, but I found this little morsel a while back and have been playing it ever since.

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I’ll buy boots for maggie

We play this as a set: -
I’ll buy boots for Maggie,Maggie in the woods,and Santa Annas Retreat - always works a treat.
Alan

I have an inside out version - i.e. the B-part is the A-part and vice versa. Also, the B-part (the A-part of the version posted here) is an octave higher, up until the last two bars.

Does anyone know who wrote it? It sounds like a recent composition.

I play it upside down too. Actually there a quite a few polkas and slides that I like better with the high part first and then the minor low part second.

Also sounds great played as a jig.

Corcomroe Abbey

Corcomroe would be the correct spelling

Posted .

ah my mistake, now corrected!

I learnt this from a box-playing friend of mine; it works really well on cello too

I’ve just realised that this is quite similar to "I’ll Buy Boots for Maggie", only shorter.

Corcomroe Abbey is very similar to this tune

Corcomroe Abbey

In fact I’ll post it here, in case it gets taken off, as it is pretty much a duplication. No idea where the name’s from though.


X: 1
T: Corcomroe Abbey
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Ador
|: A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | A,B, G,B, | A,>B, CD | EG GA | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|
|: E2 AB | cB AB | =F2 AB | cB AB | ^F2 AB | cB AB | EG/E/ DB, | B,A, A,2 :|

weird that the A & B parts are swapped in the two versions…
The tune I know as Corcomroe Abbey is the variation of Boots for Maggie.