Johnny Leary’s polka

Also known as Mikey Buckley’s Favourite.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Johnny Leary's has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Johnny Leary's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f/e/d/c/ e/d/c/B/|Af de/d/|BA GE|BA FD|
f/e/d/c/ e/d/c/B/|Af de/d/|BA GE|ED D2:|
FA de|f/e/d/c/ BA|GB EG|FA BA|
FA de|f/e/d/c/ BA|GB E>F|ED D2:|

Three comments

Re: Johnny Leary’s

Adding that this tune is #148 in the book "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra", called Mikey Buckley’s, and including a sad story about Mike dying at 25 of tuberculosis. It’s slightly different than the Clifford’s take, and the parts are reversed.

Paudie O’Connor plays the book version on Winds and Reeds. Maybe I’ll transcribe that at some point.

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