The Breeches Buttoned On polka

Also known as Downey’s.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Breeches Buttoned On has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Breeches Buttoned On has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|EF D2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2||
Be e>f|gf ed|Bd d>e|dc BA|
Be e>f|gf ed|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2||
2
X: 2
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|EF D2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2:|
|:Be e>f|gf ed|Bd d>e|dc BA|
Be e>f|gf ed|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E>F GF|Ee dB|GB AF|EF D2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GB AF|1 FE ED:|2 FE E2||
Be ef|gf ed|Bd d>e|dc BA|
Be ef|g/a/g/f/ ed|GB AF|1 FE E2:|2 FE ED||
4
X: 4
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E>F GF|Ee dB|GB AF|EF F2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GB AF|FE E2:|
Be ef|gf ed|Bd d>e|dc BA|
Be ef|gf ed|GB AF|FE E2:|
5
X: 5
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|EF D2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AD|1 FE ED:|2 FE E2||
|:Be ef|gf ed|Bc d>e|dB c/B/A|
Be ef|gf ed|G2 AD|1 FE E2:|2 FE ED||
6
X: 6
T: The Breeches Buttoned On
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|EF D2|
E>F GF|Ee dB|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2||
Be e>f|gf ed|Bd d>e|dc BA|
Be e>f|gf ed|GF/G/ AF|FE/D/ E2||

Three comments

The Breeches Buttoned On

This setting is taken from Ceolachan’s contribution X:3 to https://thesession.org/tunes/1426 Dálaigh’s. There are four other settings of this tune which is also sometimes called Downey’s. X:4, 11, 13, 19 are the further settings, which are quite different to the rest , which can reasonably called Dálaigh’s.