The Green Cottage polka

Also known as Green Cottage No. 3.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Green Cottage appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Green Cottage has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Green Cottage
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: de/d/ Bc/A/ | BG G/F/G/B/ | AD FA | AG GB |
de/d/ Bc/A/ | BG G/F/G/B/ | AD FA |1 BG GB :|2 BG G2 ||
|: Bd g2 | fe e/f/e/d/ | Bd ef | ed B/A/B/A/ |
Be/f/ g2 | fe e/f/e/d/ | Bd ef |1 g2 gf/e/ :|2 g2 g/a/g/e/ ||

Two comments

Green Cottage No. 3

This setting is based on Pádraig O’Keeffe and Denis Murphy’s playing back in 1949 from the Music from Sliabh Luachra CD track 13, last track. It is only my attempt to catch the flavour of the polka; for some of the variations on offer see Nico’s reference under that recording. It is NOT the same as the Newmarket Polka: compare bars 2 and 4 etc. The turn is similar however. But it deserves an entry of its own. I find the playing wonderfully energetic and joyous with a great pulse running through it, without the need for backing.

Re: The Green Cottage

It’s not even a whole bar that’s different for bar 2, just the first half… I’d definitely class these as the same tune, just very slightly different versions. The differences fall well within the range of variation for me…

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