Major Malley’s March polka

Major Malley's March has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Major Malley's March
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
DA A>G | FE DC | DA A>G | F2 E2 | DA A>B | cA/B/ cA | G>E CE | G2 FE :|
DA,- A,A,/A,/ | FD EC | DA, A,/A,/A, | F2 EF | DA, A,/A,/A, | FD EF | G>E CE | G2 FE |
DA,- A,A,/A,/ | FD EC | DA, A,/A,/A, | F2 EF | DA A>B | cA/B/ cA | G>E CE | G2 FE ||

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Major Malley’s March

This was taken from The Battlefield Band’s 1980 album "Home Is Wgere the Van Is", where they played it at the start of a set. They then went into the same tune as a reel:

X:951
T:Major Malley’s Reel
T:Major Molle
C:Andrew Gow
S:Battlefield Band, Home Is Where the Van Is (1980)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:A
d>c | B>ff>e d>cB>a | B>ff>e d2 c2 | B>ff>g a>ga>f | e>cA>c e2 :|
d>c | B>F F/F/F d>Bc>A | B>F F/F/F d2 c>d | B>F F/F/F d>Bc>d e>cA>c e2
d>c | B>F F/F/F d>Bc>A | B>F F/F/F d2 c>d | B>ff>g a>ga>f | e>cA>c e2 |
K:G
c>B | A>ee>d c>BA>G | A>ee>d c2 B2 | A>ee>f g>fg>e d>BG>B d2 :|
c>B | A>E E/E/E c>AB>G | AE E/E/E c2 B>c | A>E E/E/E c>AB>c d>BG>B d2
c>B | A>E E/E/E c>AB>G | AE E/E/E c2 B>c | A>ee>f g>fg>e d>BG>B d2 ||

It is a version of tune composed by Andrew Gow (1760-1803, son of Niel Gow and brother of William Gow (1751-1791), Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) and John Gow (1764-1826), with whom he was a partner in a music publishing company in London.