Bren Newman’s Britches Full Of Stitches polka

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Bren Newman's Britches Full Of Stitches
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|BG BE|ED GB|[M:4/4]A>A AB A2 GA|
[M:2/4]BG BE|ED dB|[M:3/4] AG/A/ BG G2:|
|:[M:2/4]GA Bd|ge dB|GA Bc|[M:3/4] dg e>e ed|
[M:2/4] (3Bcd ge|dB GA|Bc dB|[M:3/4] A>A AG G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Bren Newman's Britches Full Of Stitches
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|:BG BE|ED GB|[M:4/4]A>A AB A2 GA|
[M:2/4]BG BE|ED dB|1 [M:4/4] AG/A/ BG G2 GA:|2 [M:3/4] AG/A/ BG G2||
|:[M:2/4]GA Bd|ge dB|GA Bc|[M:3/4] dg e>e ed|
[M:2/4] (3Bcd ge|dB GA|Bc dB|1 [M:3/4] A>A AG G2:|2 [M:4/4] A>A AG G2 GA:|
3
X: 3
T: Bren Newman's Britches Full Of Stitches
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|:BG BE|ED GB|A2 AB|A2 GA|
BG BE|ED dB|AG/A/ BG|G2 GA:|
|:Bd ge|dB GA|Bc dg|e>g ed|
(3Bcd ge|dB GA|Bc dB|A>B AG|G2 GA:|

Three comments

Bren Newman’s Britches Full Of Stitches

Got this single from the playing of Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas. Aaron collected it from Bren Newman of Boyd’s Cove, Newfoundland.

I had a devil of a time trying to figure out how to make the notation make sense. You could regularize the measures but in the process you’d lose the feel of where the downbeats go, IMO. Even so if you want to be musically correct you’ve got to pretend the last 3/4 bar of each part is 4/4 (with the pickup notes at the beginning) if you’re repeating back to the beginning of the tune.