Black Diamond polka

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Black Diamond has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Black Diamond
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B,2 BA/B/|dB de|B,B AF|EF/E/ DA,|
B,2 BA/B/|dB de|de/d/ cA|1 Bd BA,:|2 Bd BF||
|:G2 BA/B/|dB de|FB BA/B/|dBAF|
G2 BA/B/|dB de|1 de/d/ cA|Bd BF:|2 e2 ed/e/|fe dA,||

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Black Diamond

I discovered this modern polka on a CD by Childsplay : "As the Crow Flies", Boston 2013 (producer Liz Carroll).
Childsplay is a band gathering mainly fiddle and cello players, among other musicians. The instruments they play on are made by fiddlemaker Bob Childs.
The Black Diamond Polka was composed by Canadian guitarist Keith Murphy, who also is a member of Childsplay.
The key of B dorian is nice on the fiddle, with the low B… but a transposition up to E dorian would surely suit better for flutes.
Second tune on this video at 2’35 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlFJJNWq9pE