Leary’s Pound Note polka

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:A,D DE|FG A/B/A/G/|FD DF|E/F/E/D/ C/A,/G,|
A,D DE|FG A/B/A/G/|FD E/D/C|1 D2 D>C:|2 D2 D>G||
|:Ad de|fg/f/ ed|cA AB|cd/c/ Bd/B/|
Ad de|fg/f/ ed|cA GE|1 ED D>G:|2 ED D>C||
2
X: 2
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:A,D DE|FG AG|FD DF|EF/E/ DC|
A,D DE|FG AG|FD EC|D2 D2:|
|:Ad de|f2 ed|cA AB|c2 BA|
Ad de|f2 ed|cA AF|D2 D2:|
3
X: 3
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:A,D DE|FG A2|G/F/D DF|~ED C/A,/G,|
A,D DE|FG A2|G/F/D EC|D2 D2:|
|:Ad de|~f2 ed|cA AB|c2 Bc|
Ad de|~f2 ed|cA G/F/E|F/E/D D2:|
4
X: 4
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~E2 EF|GA B/c/B/A/|GE EG|FG/F/ ED|
~E2 EF|GA B/c/B/A/|GE FD|E2 E2:|
|:Be ef|ga/g/ fe|dB Bc|de/d/ cd/c/|
Be ef|ga/g/ fe|dB AF|E2 E2:|
5
X: 5
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EA AB|cd e2|d/c/A Ac|BA G/E/D|
EA AB|cd e2|d/c/A BG|A2 A2:|
|:ea ab|{d'}c'2 ba|ge ef|g2 fg|
ea ab|{d'}c'2 ba|ge d/c/B|c/B/A A2:|
6
X: 6
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EA AB|cd e/f/e/d/|cA AB|c/d/c/B/ AG|
EA AB|cd e/f/e/d/|cA BG|A2 A2:|
|:EA AB|cc BA|GE EF|GA/G/ FG/F/|
EA AB|cc BA|GB dB|A2 A2:|
7
X: 7
T: Leary's Pound Note
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:DG GA|Bc dc|BG GA|BA GF|
DG GA|Bc dc|B/A/G A/G/F|G2 G2:|
|:DG GA|B2 AG|FD DE|FG/F/ EF/E/|
DG GA|B2 AG|FA BA|G2 G2:|

Twelve comments

Leary’s Pound Note

From the playing of Tim Browne, Dan Curtin, &, John Drew.

Composed by Tim Browne, and was dedicated to Johnny O’Leary.

Re: Leary’s Pound Note

Awesome tune

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Leary’s Pound Note, X:4

Setting in Edor.

The first and fifth bars of the A Part work interchangeably as "~E2 EF", "B,E EF", and, "BE EF", where "~E2" is played as an E-roll.

Re: Leary’s Pound Note

This polka is pretty good - worth learning!

Leary’s Pound Note, X:6

Indeed swisspiper.

Here’s another take in Ador, with the first six bars of the B Part dropped down an octave (reminiscent of one or two settings of "I’ll Buy Boots From Maggie").

B Part (with higher and lower octave notes in these first six bars):
|: [Ee][Aa] [Aa][Bb] | [cc’][dd’]/[cc’]/ [Bb][Aa] | [Gg][Ee] [Ee][Ff] | [Gg][Aa]/[Gg]/ [Ff][Gg]/[Ff]/ |
[Ee][Aa] [Aa][Bb] | [cc’][dd’]/[cc’]/ [Bb][Aa] | [Gg][Be] dB | A2 A2 :|

Re: Leary’s Pound Note X:6

IMHO it’s a bit boring to have A and B part so similar…

Re: Leary’s Pound Note

I agree! It would drive me mad. I don’t think I could go three times around.

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Re: Leary’s Pound Note

Fair enough, to each their own.

The idea was to eliminate the higher c’ notes, mostly for whistling. It isn’t the only tune setting to have similar A and B Parts, take for example, My Darling Asleep (https://thesession.org/tunes/76 ).