The Oriental polka

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Oriental has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 D2 | EA AG/A/ | BA A2 |
B2 BA | GE D2 | EA AB/A/ | G2 G2 :|
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 ED |
B>A- AG | B>A- AG | AG BA |1 G2 D2 :|2 G2 G>A ||
K: Gmaj
|: B2 BA | GE ED | EA AG | BG A2 |
B2 BA | GE ED | EA GA |1 G2 G>A :|2 G2 D2 ||

Two 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.