The Oriental polka

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Oriental has been added to 2 tune sets.

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.