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/2c/2A Ac | BA G/2E/2D |
EA AB | cd e2 | d/2c/2A BG | A2 A2 :|
|: ea ab | {d'}c'2 ba | ge ef | g2 fg |
ea ab | {d'}c'2 ba | ge d/2c/2B | c/2B/2A 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 ).