Tom O’Neill’s polka

Also known as The Three-Note.

Tom O'Neill's has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Tom O'Neill's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB AB/A/|GB AB/A/|GB AG/A/|BA A2|GB AB/A/|GB AB/A/|GG AG/A/|BG G2:|
A2 AG/A/|BA GB|A2 AG/A/|BA G2|A2 AG/A/|BA GB|A2 AG/A/|BG G2:|

Three comments

Tom O’Neill’s

I dedicate this 3-note polka to the memory of Tom O’Neill of Ballycastle. I can’t guarantee this is exactly as I heard it some years ago in Tom’s pub, but these notes seem adjacent, to me at this moment. When I hear it again from my original source, I may pop the differences up.

However, I don’t think this sort of elemental tune should often be communicated in written form.

Play it with lots of commitment, and huge Kerry backbeat draw in the first part…

Re: Tom O’Neill’s

B part corrected.