Sweetest When Naked polka

Sweetest When Naked has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Sweetest When Naked
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
"A"E2AB c2A2 |c2e2 e2c2 |"E7"B2Bc d2B2 |"D"d2f2 f2a2 |
"A"E2AB c2A2 |c2e2 "E"f2g2 |"A"a2e2 c2A2 ||1"E"E2A2 "A"A4 :|2"E"E2A2 "A"A2cd ||
||"A"e2c2 e2f2 |e2c2 e2f2 |e2c2 e2f2 |"E7"d2B2 B2c2 |
"Bm7"d2B2 d2e2 |d2B2 d2e2 |d2B2 "E"b2B2 |"A"c2A2 A4 |
"A"E2AB c2A2 |c2e2 e2c2 |"E"B2Bc d2B2 |"D"d2f2 "E"f2g2 |
"A"a2e2 "C#m"c2e2 |"D"f2d2 "Bm7"B2d2 |"A"e2c2 "E"B2G2 |"A"E2A2 A4 |]
# Added by Bazza .
X: 2
T: Sweetest When Naked
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
z |EA/B/ cA | ceec | BB/c/ dB | dffa |
EA/B/ cA | cefg | aecA | EA A :|
|: c/d/|ecef | ecef | ecef | dBBc |
dBde | dBde | dBbd | cA A2 |
EA/B/ cA | ceec | BB/c/ dB | dffg |
aece | fdBd | ecBA | EAA :|
# Added by cab .

Two comments

Sweetest When Naked

There have been a couple of postings recently of an air called "[She’s] Sweetest when she’s naked’. This has a very similar title, but is clearly not a related tune. It’s from one of a number of collections published in about 1810 of country dance tunes intended for playing at polite English resorts (Cheltenham, Harrogate, Bath . . .).

For reasons I can’t explain, the notation has appeared in 4/4 although the time sig. is 2/4. I don’t think it matters. (The chord choices are mine. Use or disregard them as you will).

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Sweetest When Naked, X:2

Here’s how it appears in 2/4 in Johnson’s Choice Collection of Favourite Country Dance Tunes (1750), as transcribed by Anne Wride for the Village Music Project.

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