The Bailiff Arriving In Town polka

The Bailiff Arriving In Town has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Bailiff Arriving In Town
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B>A GD|EF GB|d>e dB|AG G2:|
|:B>A Bd|ed ef|gd Bd|gd BA|
[1 B>A Bd|ed ef|gd BA|BG G2:|
[2 B>A GD|E>F GB|d>e dB|AG G2||
X: 2
T: The Bailiff Arriving In Town
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BB/A/ GD|EF GB|d>e dB|1 AG G:|2 AG G3/2||
|:A/|B>A B/c/d|ed e/e/f|gd B/B/d|gd c/B/A|
[1 B>A Bd|ed ef|gd B/B/A|BG G3/2:|
[2 BB/A/ GD|EF GB|d>e dB|AG G||

Four comments

"The Bailiff Arriving In Town" ~ C: Vincent Broderick

This transcription is of the composer’s playing of this, which is almost identical to the transcription found in the book:

"Traditional Irish Flute Solos: The Turoe Stone Collection, Volume 2:
Original Compositions in the Irish Tradition by Vincent Broderick"
Waltons Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 1-85720-200-7
page 21 / CD track 17

Part of "Ward’s Eviction Suite"

"Ward’s Eviction Suite" ~ part of the notes from the book, page 20

This suite of music tells the story of an event that happened in Loughrea, County Galway, at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. One morning the bailiffs arrived to evict a man by the name of Martin Ward. HE was the local shoemaker and a very popular man in the town. When neighbours and friends around discovered what was happening, they all gathered together with spades and pitchforks and basins of boiling water. A long battle ensued until finally the bailiff and his men had to flee from town for their own protection. ~

"Ward’s Eviction Suite"

The tunes, Vincent Broderick compositions, in the suite and in the second collection:

"The Shoemaker in the Quiet Town" - planxty
"The Bailiff Arriving in Town" - this polka
"The Battle" - hornpipe
"Running the Bailiff Out of Town" - reel
"A Tribute to the Women" - slow air
"Return to Quiet Town" - planxty

"The Bailiff Arriving In Town" ~ my take on it

X: 2
T: Bailiff Arriving In Town, The
C: Vincent Broderick
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: GMaj
|: G/A/ |BB/A/ GD | EF GA | B>A GD | EA AG/A/ |
BB/A/ GD | EF GB | d>e dB |[1 AG G :|[2 AG G3/ ||
|: A/ |B>A B/c/d | ed e/e/f | gd B/B/d | gd c/B/A |
[1 B>A Bd | ed ef | gd B/B/A | BG G3/ :|
[2 BB/A/ GD | EF GB | d>e dB | AG G ||