The Moving Bog polka

Also known as O’Sullivan’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Moving Bog has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Moving Bog
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2G2|de/f/ gB|A2 AB|d2 BA|
B2 G2|de/f/ gB|A2 BA|1GF GA:|2GF Gg||
fa d2|e/f/e/d/ BA|B>A GE|B>A Gg|
fa d2|e/f/e/d/ BA|B>A GB/d/|1gg g>e:|2gg GA||
X: 2
T: The Moving Bog
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de|d2G2 B2c2|d6 e2|fed2 c2B2|A2B2 c2de|!
d2G2 B2c2|d6 e2|fed2 c2A2|A2 G2 G2:||!
B2|d2g2 g2a2|b4 a2g2|f2d2 d2e2|f2g2 a2f2|!
d2g2 g2a2|b2c'b a2g2|f2d2 c2A2|A2G2 G2B2|!
d2g2 g2a2|b4 a2g2|f2d2 d2e2|f2g2 a4|!
gab2 a2f2| g2f2 d2e2|f2d2 c2A2|A2G2 G2||
X: 3
T: The Moving Bog
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 G2 | de/f/ gB | A2 AB | d2 BA |
B2 G2 | de/f/ gB | AA BA | GF G2 :|
fa d2 | e/f/e/d/ BA | B>A GE | B>A GE |
fa d2 | e/f/e/d/ BA | B>A GB/d/ | g2 g2 :|

Four comments

Source: Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O’Sullivan,Paul de Grae:"The Smoky Chimney"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Padraig O’Keeffe version

Padraig O’Keeffe plays the two parts in reverse order, which makes the tune more modal, and thus really interesting, IMHO. His version is a truly lovely one (as all of his playing, in fact)…

Jerry O’Sullivan: The Invasion

This is the tune from the O’Sullivan recording.

T:O’Sullivan’s Polka
R:polka
D:Jerry O’Sullivan: The Invasion
Z:Bill Reeder
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
de|d2G2 B2c2|d6 e2|fed2 c2B2|A2B2 c2de|!
d2G2 B2c2|d6 e2|fed2 c2A2|A2 G2 G2:||!
B2|d2g2 g2a2|b4 a2g2|f2d2 d2e2|f2g2 a2f2|!
d2g2 g2a2|b2c’b a2g2|f2d2 c2A2|A2G2 G2B2|!
d2g2 g2a2|b4 a2g2|f2d2 d2e2|f2g2 a4|!
gab2 a2f2| g2f2 d2e2|f2d2 c2A2|A2G2 G2||

O’Sullivan’s Polka (McAuliffe’s Polka)

The setting I’ve just added is from Kevin Conneff’s album The Week Before Easter (1988) and forms part of the "McAuliffe’s Polkas" set. Possibly the two tunes there are named after Nicholas McAuliffe.