Jer Mac’s polka

Also known as Jer Mac’s No. 13.

Jer Mac's has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Jer Mac's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/c/|:dg Bg|BG G(3F/G/B/|A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/|GE ED|
dg Bg|BG G(3F/G/B/|A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/|[1 G2 GB/c/:|[2 G2 GA]
|:BG B/F/G/B/|AF A/G/F/E/|A/c/A/F/ D/F/A/F/|GE ED|
BG B/F/G/B/|AF A/G/F/E/|A/c/A/F/ D/F/A/F/|[1 G2 GA:|][2G2 GB/c/|]
2
X: 2
T: Jer Mac's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/c/|: dg Bg | BG GF/G/ | A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/ | GE ED |
dg Bg | BG GF/G/ | A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/ |1 G2 GB/c/ :|2 G2 GA ||
|: BG GF/G/ | AF FD/F/ | A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/ | GE ED |
BG GF/G/ | AF FD/F/ | A/B/A/F/ D/F/A/F/ |1 G2 GA :|2 G2 GB/c/ ||
3
X: 3
T: Jer Mac's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ea ca | cA AF/A/ | B/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/ | AF FE |
ea ca | cA AF/A/ | B/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/ |1 A2 Ac :|2 A2 AB ||
|: cA AF/A/ | BF FA | B/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/ | AF FE |
cA AF/A/ | BF FA | B/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/ |1 A2 AB :|2 A2 Ac ||

Two comments

Jer Mac’s No. 13

This tune was collected by Pat Slattery in the mid 70s from Jer McAuliffe near Newmarket. It is one of 43 tunes he collected from Jer, who was known as a set dancing teacher in that area. We have recently played the tune in Cork and Kerry but no-one appears to know it or its name. Jer played it up in C but we have transposed it down to a more friendly G in order to play it.

Jer Mac’s, X:2

A few variations.

"AF FG" and "AF FE/F/’ work as a decent substitutions for "AF FD/F/ " in the second/sixth bars of the B Part.