The Oriental polka

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Oriental has been added to 1 tune set.

The Oriental has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Oriental
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: B>A AG | B>A AG | AG/A/ BA | GE ED |
B>A AG | B>A AG | AG/A/ BA | G2 G2 :|
K: Gmaj
|: B2 BA | GE ED | EA AG/A/ | BA AG/A/ |
B2 BA | GE ED | EA AB/A/ | G2 G2 :|
2
X: 2
T: The Oriental
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: B>A- AG | B>A- AG | AG/A/ BA | GE _E2 |
B>A- AG | B>A- AG | AG BA | G2 GA :|
K: Gmaj
|: B2 BA | GE ED | EA AG | BG A2 |
B2 BA | GE ED | EA GA | G2 GA :|
3
X: 3
T: The Oriental
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: B>A AG | B>A AG | AG/A/ BA | GE _ED |
B>A AG | B>A AG | AG/A/ BA | G2 G>A :|
K: Gmaj
|: B2 BA | GE ED | EA AG/A/ | BA A2 |
B2 BA | GE ED | EA AB/A/ | G2 G>A :|
4
X: 4
T: The Oriental
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|: f>e ed | f>e ed | ed/e/ fe | dB Be |
f>e ed | f>e ed | ed/e/ fe |1 d2 de :|2 d2 d2 ||
K:Dmaj
|: f2 fe | dB BA | Be ed/e/ | fe de |
f2 fe | dB BA | Be ef/e/ |1 d2 de :|2 d2 d2 ||

Three comments

The Oriental

No idea who composed this funky polka.

Aontas recorded it on their self-titled album, Hanz Araki on "Foreign Shore", and DÁN on "Stranger At The Gate".

This tune is a mix-up of The Rattlin’ Bog. The A & B parts are flips, the now A-part is put into a minor key & changed a bit, and the now B-part is simplified a bit, with a few minor variations thrown in.

The Oriental, X:2

Few variations, and some syncopation.

The Oriental, X:4

Setting up in Ddor/Dmaj.