The Cuban polka

Also known as An Seancheann, The Old One.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Cuban appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Cuban has been added to 1 tune set.

The Cuban has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Cuban
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 BA|A/B/c/A/ d2|EE/D/ G/E/E/D/|EE/D/ G/E/D/E/|
A2 BA|A/B/c/A/ d2|EE/D/ GE|1 D2 D2:|2 D2 Dd/c/||
K:G
BD BD/G/|BB cc/B/|AF AB/A/|G/F/G/A/ dd/c/|
BD BD/G/|BB c>B|A/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/|1 G2 Gd/c/:|2 G2 G2||
2
X: 2
T: The Cuban
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG/A/ BA|A/B/c/A/ d2|E>F G/F/E/D/|E>F G/F/E/D/|
AG/A/ BA|A/B/c/A/ d2|E>F GE|1 D2 D2:|2 D2 d>c||
K: Gmaj
|:BG/A/ BG/A/|BG/B/ c>B|AF/G/ AB/A/|G/A/B/c/ d>c|
BG/A/ BG/A/|BG/B/ c>B|A/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/|1 GB d>c:|2 GB G2||

Three comments

Re: The Cuban

There is a relative of this tune in CRE5 #92(ii) called the Gypsy’s Polka (Polca na Giofóige). That setting came from one of the Pádraig O’Keeffe manuscripts.