I’m not TOO big on polkas, but I found this little morsel a while back and have been playing it ever since.
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.
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 would be the correct spelling
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
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.
T: Corcomroe Abbey
|: 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.
“I’ll Buy Boots For Maggie”
Submitted on April 27th 2008 by fynnjamin.
“Polca Aine” ~ “Anne’s Polka”
Submitted on October 5th 2008 by gian marco.
“I’ll Buy Boots For Maggie” ~”Corcomroe Abbey”
I’ll Buy Boots For Maggie, X:3
From the tunes doc for the 2015 O’Flaherty retreat (http://www.oflahertyretreat.org/documents/musicdocs/2015_OIMR_Retreat_Tunes.pdf)