Joe Burke’s polka

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Joe Burke’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Joe Burke's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Joe Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ec/e/ ae | fe ce | AE Ac | B2 Bc |
E/F/G/A/ B>c | de fe | ce dB |[1 c2 c2 :|[2 A2 A2 ||
|: f>g ab | ag fe | c/d/c/B/ Ac | B2 Bc |
d>c BA | Ge dB |[1 GE GB | c2 c2 :|[2 GE FG | A2 A2 |]
X: 2
T: Joe Burke's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d^c/d/ gd | f/e/d B>A | GD GA/B/ | A2 A2 |
D/E/F/G/ A>B | cd ed | B/c/d cA | B2 B2 |
d2 g/f/e/d/ | ed B/c/d | GD G/A/B | A2 A2 |
D/E/F/G/ A>B | B/c/d ed | B/c/d cF | G2 G2 ||
e>f ga | gf ed | B/c/B/A/ GB | A2 A2 |
e/d/c/B/ A>G | Fd cB/A/ | FD FA | B2 B2 |
e2 e/f/g/a/ | ga/g/ f/e/d | Bd/B/ G/B/d | A2 A2 |
e/d/c/B/ A>G | Fd ^cd | Fd c/B/A/F/ | G2 G2 |]

Four comments

"Joe Burke’s Polka" C: Jackie Daly

This could easily be called "A Polka for Joe Burke", as the tale goes that Jackie composed this for Joe as a bit of a chuckle, Joe supposedly having a strong dislike for polkas. I’ve yet to confirm whether any of this is true or not, and I haven’t recently had the opportunity to ask Jackie or Joe. If any of you do find yourselves in their company, please ask. 😉

This also goes nicely in G, D and C…

S: Jackie Daly

This transcription is taken from the composer’s own playing of it…

Joe Burke’s Polka

Jackie Daly taught a class at Catskills Irish Arts Week where he told of writing this polka to kid Joe Burke.

Joe Burke squeezin’ out polkas?

Thanks Hugh, confirmation appreciated… It must be a pain, if Joe really does dislike polkas, to have folks requesting them from time to time.

Here’s a task and a question related to this, I can’t think of one recording Joe has ever done of a polka. He has recorded just about everything else, except it seems polkas, and highland flings too? If he has, please let us know.