John Kelly’s polka

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Merrily Kissed The Quaker (a few times), The Tattie Ball (a few times) and Tim Maloney’s (a few times).

John Kelly's has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John Kelly's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A>B|cE ED|cd e>d|cE BA|G2 GA/B/|
cE ED|cd e>d|cA B/A/G|A2:|Ac/d/||
ea a>b|ag ed|^cd ef|g2 fg|
ea a>b|ag ed|~c2 BG|A2 Ac/d/|
ea a>b|ag ed|^cd ef|g2 fg|
a/g/f g/f/e|fd e>d|^cA BG|A2|

Seven comments

Source: James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, Daithi Sproule.- "Traditional Music of Ireland"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Name of the album

Gian Marco, as far as I know the album is called ‘Spring is in the Air’ (Shanachie); lovely album, lovely polka(set) !

Henk, I have the album, and his name is "Trad. Music of Ireland".
Maybe there is another edition with another name.
Lovely Album!

This sounds like the reel "Scotch Mary" got made into a polka. Seriously —- Hum the reel, then follow along bit by bit in the polka and tell me that it doesn’t sound like a "Scotch Mary" polka!