Snowden’s polka

Also known as Snowden’s Jig.

Snowden's has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Snowden's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
f2 e2 | d^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/ | z/ A/f e2 | (3 d/d/d/ ^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/ |
(3 A/A/A/ f/A/ e2 | d^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/ | z/ A/f/A/ e2 | d^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/
A/c/e/^f/ gf/g/ | A/c/e/^f/ gf/g/ | A/c/e/^g/ ag/a/ | A/c/e/^g/ ag/a/ |
A/c/e/^f/ g/g/f/g/ | A/c/e/^f/ g/g/f/g/ | A/c/e/^g/ a/a/g/a/ | A/c/e/^g/ a/a/g/a/ | ]
X: 2
T: Snowden's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
"F" f2 "Am" e2 | "Dm" d^c/e/ "Am" d/d/=c/A/ | "F" z/ A/f "Am" e2 | "Dm" (3 d/d/d/ ^c/e/ "Am" d/d/=c/A/ |
"F" (3 A/A/A/ f/A/ "Am" e2 | "Dm" d^c/e/ "Am" d/d/=c/A/ | "F" z/ A/f/A/ "Am" e2 | "Dm" d^c/e/ "Am" d/d/=c/A/
"Am" A/c/e/^f/ "C" gf/g/ | "Am" A/c/e/^f/ "C" gf/g/ | "Am" A/c/e/^g/ ag/a/ | "Am" A/c/e/^g/ ag/a/ |
"Am" A/c/e/^f/ "C" g/g/f/g/ | "Am" A/c/e/^f/ "C" g/g/f/g/ | "Am" A/c/e/^g/ a/a/g/a/ | "Am" A/c/e/^g/ a/a/g/a/ | ]
X: 3
T: Snowden's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Am
f4 e3d-|dd^ce dd=cA|AAfA e3d-|dd^ce dd=cA|
AAfA e3d-|dd^ce dd=cA|AAfA e3d-|dd^ce dd=cA|
Ace^f g2fg| Ace^f g2fg|Ace^g a2ga|Ace^g a2ga|
Ace^f ggfg| Ace^f ggfg|Ace^g aaga|Ace^g ae=ge||
A,AfA, e2ed-|dd^ce dd=cA|A/A/A fA e2ed-|dd^ce dd=cA|
A,AfA, e2ed-|dd^ce dd=cA|A/A/A fA e2ed-|dd^ce dd=cA|
Ace^f g2fg| Ace^f g2fg|Ace^g a2ga|Ace^g a2ga|
[A,E][CE] z^f gfge|[A,E][CE] z^f gfge|[A,E][CE] z^g agae|[A,E][CE] z^g ae=ge||

Six comments

@DonaldK

Yes, my ABC transcription was from the sheet music in the quoted link.

I’ve corrected the error that you spotted in bar #6 (c# changed to cnat).

However, I can’t find any error in bar #2.

Please clarify!

Hi Mix, well there isn’t really an error in bar 2 (and bars 4, 6, and 8) other than the fact that the first d doesn’t get played there but gets played right at the end of bar 1 (and bars 3, 5, and 7) so it’s syncopated, as in, for example,
|f2 e3/2d/- | d^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/ | instead of |f2 e2 | d^c/e/ d/d/=c/A/ |.
It’s a subtle difference that makes all the difference (in the video clip, anyway).
Hope this makes sense.

Re: Snowden’s

I’ve transcribed the above in its entirety.
Fiddle’s tuned AEAE.

X:2
T:Snowden’s jig
T:aka Genuine Negro Jig
T:B&L Snowden (Ohio, ca 1880s?) as performed by the Carolina Chocolate Drops
%%score ( 1 2 )
L:1/16
Q:1/4=55
M:4/4
I:linebreak $
U:i=invertedturn
K:C
V:1 treble nm="Violin" snm="Vl."
V:2 treble
V:1
z2 e2 | a14 e2 | f4 e2>(d2 d)d^ce dd=cA | (3AAAfA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |$ AffA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |
A2fA e2e((d d))d^ce dd=cA |$ Ace^f{f} g2fg Acef{f} g2fg | Ace^g a2ga Aceg a2ga |
Ace^f ggfg Acef ggfg |$ Ace^g a2ga Aceg ae=ge | A2fA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |$
AAfA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA | AffA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |$ (3A(AA)fA e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |
Ace^f{f} g2fg Acef{f} g2fg |$ Ace^g a2ga Aceg a2ga | [A,E][CE] z (^f gfg)e [A,E][CE] z (f gfg)e |$
[A,E][CE] z (^g aga)e [A,E][CE] z (g ae=ge) |{e} f4 ie4 d z z2 z4 | f4 e4 d z z2 z4 |
f4 e4 d z z2 z4 |$ f4 e4 d z z2 z4 | Ace^f{f} g2fg Acef{f} g2fg | Ace^g a2ga Aceg a2ga |$
Ace^f ggf(g g)fgf gfee | Ace^g aag(a a)gag ae=ge |${/EA} f2>f2{/EA} e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA |
(3AAAfA e2e(d d)d^ce dA.=c.A |${/EA} f2>f2{/EA} e2e(d d)d^ce dd=cA | AAfA e2e((d d))d^ce dd=cA |$
Ace^f{f} g2gf gifef gfee | Ace^g{g} a2(a2 a)=geg a.gee |$
Ace^f{f} g2gf gifef gfee | a2a(a a)geg abag eege |{/EA} f2>f2{/EA} e2e(d d)d2d2AcA |$
AAfA e2ee{/^f} gi=fef gfee |{/EA} f2>f2{/EA} e2e(d d)d2d2AcA |
AAfA e2ee{/^f} g2gg2ega |$ Ace^f{f} g2fg Acef{f} g2fg | Ace^g a2ga Aceg a2ga |
Ace^f ggf(g g)fgf gfee |$ Ace^g{g} a2(ga a)gag agag | a16 |{/EA} a |]
V:2
x4 | x16 | x16 | x16 |$ A4 z4 z8 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 | x16 |$ x16 | [A,E]2 z2 z4 z8 |$
[A,E]2 z E2 z z2 z8 | [A,E]2 z2 z4 z8 |$ [A,E]2 z E2 z z2 z8 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |
x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 |
x16 |$ x16 | x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 | x16 |$ x16 | x16 | x |]