Grandfather’s polka

Also known as Grandfather’s Dance, Grandfather’s Tune, Sheep Shearing, Sheepshearing.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Grandfather's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Grandfather's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 Bc|d/c/d/e/ fa|gf ed|cB AG|
FA Bc|d/c/d/e/ fa|gf ec|d2 d2:|
|:eA eA|gf eA|gf ed|cB AG|
FA Bc|d/c/d/e/ fa|gf ec|d2 d2:|

Four comments

Sheepshearing

This tune is also played in GMaj and known as "Sheepshearing".

X:1
T: Sheepshearing
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:G
|:D2|EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AG|FE DC|
B,D EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AF|G2 G2:|
|:AD AD|cB AD|cB AG|FE DC|
B,D EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AF|G2 G2:|

Correction!

Correction!

(ABCs in above comment contains a superfluous barline).

[Thanks to session member Trevor Jennings for drawing this to my attention].

This should be it:

X:1
T: Sheepshearing
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:G
|:D2 EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AG|FE DC|
B,D EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AF|G2 G2:|
|:AD AD|cB AD|cB AG|FE DC|
B,D EF|G/F/G/A/ Bd|cB AF|G2 G2:|

Haven’t heard the recording, but it seems tempting to take out the turn-

|eA eA|gf eA|gf ed|cB AB|
eA eA|gf eA|gf ed|e2 e2|
|eA eA|gf eA|gf ed|cB AG|
FA Bc|d/c/d/e/ fa|gf ec|d2 d2||

Probably more appropriate for "Sheepshearing" than for "Grandfather’s"?