Emmett’s Revenge polka

Also known as John Whelan’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Emmett's Revenge has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Emmett's Revenge
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A BG | DG GF | EG cA | dA FA |
G>A BG | DG GF | Ec AF | G2 GF :|
K: Dmix
|: E>F GA | BG EG | Ad d^c | dB AF |
E>F GA | BG EA | Bc/B/ AF |1 dA FD :|2 dA FA ||
X: 2
T: Emmett's Revenge
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A BG | GD DG | EA cA | FD dB |
G>A BG | GD DF | EA dF |1 AG GF :|2 AG G2 ||
K: Dmix
|: E>F GA | BE EB | A d2 d- | dB AF |
E>F GA | BE E2 | B2 AF | D2 DF :|
X: 3
T: Emmett's Revenge
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A BG | GD DF | EA cA | dA FA |
G>A BG | GD DF | EA dA | G2 GF :|
K: Dmix
|: E>F GA | BG EG | Ad d^c | dA AF |
E>F GA | BG EA | Bc/B/ AF | dA AF :|

Five comments

Emmett’s Revenge

From the playing of Líadan. Composed by John Whelan.

Plenty of alternative notes fit the melody. For instance, "dB AF" works in place of "dA FA" and "dA FD".

Emmett’s Revenge, X:2

From the playing of John Whelan. Fairly different in the details from X1.

Emmett’s Revenge, X:3

Some combination of X1 & X2, with a few minor variations.

Re: Emmett’s Revenge

I was only talking about this tune at O’R’s session Sunday past….heard it on shuffle on my playlist and had to learn it! I like you screen name…are you in NFLD?

Re: Emmett’s Revenge

Funny how things work out. Just stumbled onto this one recently as well.

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