A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes polka

Also known as A Favourite Duet By Mister Holmes, A Favourite Duet By Mr. Holmes, A Favorite Duet By Mr Holmes.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: A Favourite Duet By Mr Holmes
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d2|egdg|cBBA|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg dc/B/|c/B/A/G/ DF|G4:|
gg/d/ Bd|gg/d/ Bd|ee/d/ c/B/A/G/|AD D2|
gg/d/ Bd|gg/d/ Bd|ee/d/ c/B/A/G/|A2 D2|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d2|egdg|cBBA|
GG/A/ B/A/B/c/|dg d/c/B/A/|c/B/A/G/ DF|G4||

Seven comments

A Favourite Duet By Mr. Holmes

Another tune from the 1848 William Winter MS, which has been played a few times recently at one of my local sessions.

It’s not really a polka - although I’ve submitted it as such, as that’s the only way of submitting a tune with a 2/4 time signature to this site.

… But - before some wag asks - why "duet", when there is only a melody line?

The answer is - "I don’t know" - unless of course, Mr. Holmes’ favourite instrument was a duet concertina, and he kept it closely guarded by his side …. ;-)


Lovely, that raised a smile on a day when my shinblanes are killin’ me, and I lost my car keys, the first time ever, now found, and in a panic and brain fried I put petrol in a diesel tank… I’ll sort that out in the morning… :-( But, music! ~ :-) & thanks…

Ouch - petrol in a diesel tank. I once had to deal with that. Pulled out the pipe under the car to drain the tank. Smelly.

One thing I always bear in mind when I see Nancy Kerr - her mammy was heard in Bagpuss!

‘petrol in diesel’ also a first… I’d better start trying to get a better and longer night’s sleep… :-I

Thanks for the music and the earful, appreciated…

I gotta learn this one! Thanks for posting :-)

@ ‘c’ - and I thought I was having a bad day when I poured the tea into the sugar bowl. There’s always someone worse off than yourself….