Asiatic polka

Asiatic has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Asiatic
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>B=cA | BFGE | FDDE | F2 A2 |A/B/A/B/ =cA | BFAE | FDDE |
F2 A2 ||: FAD>E |FAD>E | FA/B/ =cA | BFAE | FDDE | F2 A2 :||
||: d>B=cA | BFAE | FDDE | F2 A2 | dd/B/ =cc/A/ | BFAE |
FDDE | F2 A2 :||

Two comments


Written by John Malchair (1729 - 1812), leader of the band at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford - he played the fiddle. He was also a watercolour artist and very good at that. Another of his tunes is "Round About the Maypole" and he also noted down "Magpie Lane" after hearing a man whistle it in the street. He was born in Cologne.

Re: Asiatic

A very pleasant polka. This is sort of 1/2 German and 1/2 English as tune written by a German who spent a lot of his life in Oxford spanning 18th and 19th centuries.