All The Way To Connickmore polka

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X: 1
T: All The Way To Connickmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
[M:2/4]|: A2 dB | dA FE | E2 FG |[M:3/4] BF FE E2 |
[M:2/4] A2 dB | dA FE | E2 GE |[M:3/4] DC A,2 A,2 :|
[M:2/4]|: E>F ED | EF G2 | B,C DC | B,C D2 |
E>F ED | EF GA | GE DC | A,2 A,2 :|
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X: 2
T: All The Way To Connickmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: de gd | BA A2 | Bc eB | BA A2 |
de gd | BA A2 | cA GF | D2 D2 :|
|: A>B AG | AB c2 | EF GF | EF G2 |
A>B AG | AB cd | cA GF | D2 D2 :|

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All The Way To Connickmore

From the playing of Rum Ragged.

Newfoundland traditional single. They learned it from Patsy Judge, who had lyrics for it.

From The Irish Traditional Music Archive (https://www.itma.ie/newfoundland/discover-explore/songbook/gob-music ):

Verse:
All the way to Connickmore,
Call for a glass and sometimes more,
Every shout the boys they roar,
‘We’re early in the morning.’

Chorus:
Diddle-le-dum … (two times, "non-sense" syllables)

Verse:
All the way to Connickmore,
Call for a glass and sometimes more,
Every shout the boys they roar,
We’re early in the morning.

Patsy start singing it at ~1 min 25s in the audio clip there as well. He comments around 3 mins in that he thought another Nfld single was derived from Connickmore, and starts singing something close to Mussels In The Corner.

Carrie Brennan had a few more lyrics for the tune. She also learned from it Patsy. Carrie starts singing it at ~17 min 5s of the audio clip here:
https://egrove.olemiss.edu/kgreels_can/45/

Verses:
All the way to Connickmore,
Call for a glass or two a score,
How it the boys they’d shout and roar,
Be ready in the morning.

Now that the time has come to pass,
The Placentia boys can go to mass,
And the three cocked head,
Every Sunday Morning

Re: All The Way To Connickmore

It looks like it has similarities to All the way to Galway, aka The Kerry Cow, aka, the Road to Lisdoonvarna. At least the B part anyway.

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Re: All The Way To Connickmore

Agreed, thank you for making the connection Nico.

Would say the whole tune is a Newfoundland variant of that one. See X1 of The Kerry Cow vs. X2 of All The Way To Connickmore.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2379

Re: All The Way To Connickmore

It’s interesting that it seems like a lot of the "gob music" pieces in that link correspond to music recorded on 78s.

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