Riding On A Load Of Hay polka

Also known as Riding On A Bale Of Hay.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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Riding On A Load Of Hay appears in 2 other tune collections.

Riding On A Load Of Hay has been added to 8 tune sets.

Riding On A Load Of Hay has been added to 114 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

1
X: 1
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E>F GA|Be ef/2e/2|dB AG|FD DF|
E>F GA|Be ee/2f/2|g/2f/2e B^d|e2 e2:|
|:e2 ee/2f/2|g/2f/2e fd|eB B>^c|dB AG|
FD De/2f/2|g/2f/2e fd|eB B>^c|dB AF|
E2 Ee/2f/2|g/2f/2e fd|eB B>^c|dB AG|
FD DF|EG FA|GB ee/2f/2|1 g/2f/2e B^d:|2 g/2f/2e af||
2
X: 2
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E>F GA|Be ef/e/|dB AG|FD D2|
E>F GA|Be ef/e/|ge af|1 e2 e2:|2 e2 ef||
g2 f2|eB BB/c/|dB AG|FD D2|
ge fd|eB BA|Be df|e2 ef|
g2 f2|eB BB/c/|dB AG|FD D2|
EF GA|Be ef/e/|ge af|e2 e2||
# Added by Heiko .
3
X: 3
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E>F GA|Be ef/e/|dB AG|FD DF|
E>F GA|Be ef/e/|dB AF|E2E2:|
g>e fd|eB Bc|d>B AG|FD Df|
g>e fd|eB BB/c/|d>B AF|E2Ef|
g>e fd|eB Bc|d>B AG|FD DF|
E>F GA|Be ef/e/|dB AF|E2E2|]
4
X: 4
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
D>E FG|Ad de/2d/2|cA GF|EC CE|
D>E FG|Ad d>e|fd A^c|1 d2 dC:|2 d2 d>e||
fd ec|dA A>=B|cA GF|EC Cd/2e/2|
fd ec|dA A>=B|cA GE|D2 Dd/2e/2|
fd ec|dA A>=B|cA GF|EC CE|
DF EG|FA d>e| f/2e/2d ge|d2 d>C||
5
X: 5
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AG | F/G/F/E/ DF |
E>F GA | Be e>f | ge Bd |1 e2 e2:|2 e2 e>f ||
ge fd | ed B>c | dB AG | F/G/F/E/ D>f |
ge fd | ed B>c | dB AF | E2 E>f |
ge fd | ed B>c | dB AG | F/G/F/E/ DF |
EG FA | GB e>f | ge Bd | e2 e2 |]
6
X: 6
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AF | A/B/A/F/ E2 |
E>F GA | Be e>f | ge Bd |1 e2 e2 :|2 e2 e/d/e/f/||
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AG | FD D>f |
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AF | E2 E>f |
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AG | FD D2 |
E/F/G F/G/A | Be e>f | ge Bd | e2 e2 |]
7
X: 7
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AG | FD DG/F/ |
E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AF |1 E2 EG/F/ :|2 E2 E>f ||
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AG | FD D>f |
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AF | E2 E>f |
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AG | FD DF |
E/F/G F/G/A | G/A/B e>f | ge af | ee/e/ e2 |]
8
X: 8
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AF | A/B/A/G/ FD |
E>F GA | Be e>f | ge fd |1 e2 eB :|2 e2 ef ||
ge fd | eB B>c | d/e/d/B/ A/B/A/G/ | FD D2 |
ge fd | eB B>c | dB AF | E2 E2 |
ge fd | eB B>c | d/e/d/B/ A/B/A/G/ | FD D2 |
E/F/G F/G/A | GB e>f | ge af | e2 e2 |]
9
X: 9
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB A/B/A/G/ | FD D/E/F/D/ |
E>F GA | Be e>f | ge af |1 e2 e2 :|2 e2 ef ||
g2 f>d | ed B>c | dA A/B/A/G/ | FD D2 |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | ed B>c | dA B/A/G/F/ | E2 E2 |
g2 f>d | ed B>c | dA A/B/A/G/ | FD D2 |
EG FA | GB e>f | ge af | e2 e2 |]
10
X: 10
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AG | FD D2 |
E>F GA | Be e>f | ge af | fe e2 :|
g2 f2 | eB B>c | dB AG | FD D2 |
ga/g/ fg/f/ | eB B>c | dB AF | E2 E2 |
g2 f2 | eB B>c | dB AG | FD D2 |
E/F/G F/G/A | GB e>f | ge af | fe e2 |]
11
X: 11
T: Riding On A Load Of Hay
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: E>F GA | Be ef/e/ | dB AG | FD DF |
E>F GA | Be e>f | g/f/e BB |1 e2 eB :|2 e2 e>f||
g/f/e f/e/d | eB B>^c | dB AG | FD De/f/ |
g/f/e f/e/d | eB B>^c | dB AF | E2 Ee/f/ |
g/f/e f/e/d | eB B>^c | dB AG | FD DF |
E/D/E/F/ G/F/G/A/ | Be e>f | g/f/e BB | e2 e2 |]

Nine comments

This was the 3rd tune I learnt as a beginner, and is the 3rd in the trilogy of polka tunes frequently played for set dancing at an Irish club in Bristol (UK), the other tunes being Terry Teahan’s and Henry’s Polka, both on The Session database.

trevor

This is the second polka out of our set we play in Frankfurt.I still don

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Re: Riding On A Load Of Hay

Some info on the tune (from http://slowplayers.org/2014/05/05/riding-on-a-load-of-hay-eaeol/ ):
“Riding on a Load of Hay” is a West Kerry polka, and was in the repertoire of Kerry fiddler Denis Murphy (1910-1974). It is [likely] a polka adaptation of the Scottish strathspey “Miss Ramsay of Barnton” (c. 1884).

Re: Riding On A Load Of Hay

Is the start of part B of X:1 wrong? Maybe it’s just me

Riding On A Load Of Hay, X:11

The version I learned at a session in Northern California around 1980.

I added it because none of the other versions seem quite as nice to me, you know how the way you first heard a tune is the way that sounds "right".