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

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.