Riding On A Load Of Hay polka

Also known as Riding On A Bale Of Hay.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Riding On A Load Of Hay has been added to 4 tune sets.

Riding On A Load Of Hay has been added to 106 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

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||
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|1e2 e2:|2e2 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 .
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|]
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||
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 B^d|1e2 e2:|2e2 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 B^d|e2 e2|
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 ee/f/|ge Bd|1e2 e2:|2e2 ee/f/||
ge fd|eB BB/c/|dB AG|FD De/f/|
ge fd|eB BB/c/|dB AF|E2 Ee/f/|
ge fd|eB BB/c/|dB AG|FD D2|
E/F/G F/G/A|Be ee/f/|ge Bd|e2 e2|
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 Ee/f/||
ge fd|eB B>c|dB AG|FD De/f/|
ge fd|eB B>c|dB AF|E2 Ee/f/|
ge fd|eB B>c|dB AG|FD DF|
E/F/G F/G/A|G/A/B/d/ ef/g/|g/f/e af|ee/e/ e2|
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|g/f/e 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|d>B 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 a/g/f|e2 e2|
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 e2e2:|2 e2 ef ||
g2 f>d| ed B>c|dA A/B/A/G/|FD D2|
ge/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||
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|
ge/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|

Seven 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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Riding On A Load Of Hay, X:3

Here’s the version I know— not too different from X:2, but landing on a low E rather than a high gives a different feel.

Riding On A Load Of Hay, X:4

A version from Liz Carroll (A Friend Indeed) transposed down to D minor

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).