Jessica’s polka

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Finnish (a few times), I Have No Money (a few times), Ievan’s Polkka (a few times) and Tear The Calico (a few times).

Jessica’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Jessica's has been added to 232 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jessica's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ef/e/ ce|fe Bc|A>B c/B/A|ec B2|
ef/e/ ce|fe Bc|A>B c/B/A|FA E2:||
F>B AF|cB A2|ef/e/ ce|ag f2|
ef/e/ ce|fe Bc|A>B c/B/A|FA E2:||
X: 2
T: Jessica's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ef/e/ ce|fe c2|A>B cA|ec B2|
ef/e/ ce|fe c2|A>B cA|FA E2:||
F>B AF|cB A2|ef/e/ ce|ag f2|
ef/e/ ce|fe c2|A>B cA|FA A2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Jessica's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 Bd | ed A>B | G>A B/A/G | dB A>B |
de/d/ B/c/d | ed A>B | G>A BG |[1 EG DG :|[2 EG D2 ||
|: E>A GE | BA G2 | d2 Bd | gf e2 |
de/d/ B/c/d | ed A>B | G>A BG |[1 EG DG :|[2 EG D2 |]

Five comments

A tune that is usually taught to beginners in my area, and so is played occasionally at sessions. It comes up regularly in set dancing sessions.

This polka was composed by Mick Hanly. The ABC is virtually identical to that in Henrik Norbeck’s collection.

It’s possible this tune may have been picked up by local Bristol teachers from Kevin Burke’s visit to the city a few years ago.

Composed in G

Mick Hanly composed this in G major, though it’s commonly played in A now. He wrote it for his daughter, who was born two days before he recorded his second solo album ‘As I Went Over Blackwater’, on which Jessica’s Polka first appeared.