The Boys Of Dildo polka

Also known as The Boys From Dildo.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Boys Of Dildo has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Boys Of Dildo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,D FB|AF GE|FD EC|DD CA,|
A,D FB|AF GE|FD EC|A,D D2:|
|:Ad cA|Ad cA|B/c/d e2|e3d|
cA AB/c/|dc/B/ AF|GE FD|[M:3/4] EC A,D D2:|
# Added by DaveF .

Three comments

Re: The Boys From Dildo

Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas have a transcription of their setting posted here:
http://www.collisandtellas.com/music/

They learned it from an old recording by Mary Whalen of Cape Broyle, which can be found here in the MUN music archived database:
https://www.mun.ca/folklore/leach/songs/NFLD1/6-09.htm

I’ve played around with the tune quite a while ago, changing the B Part a bit to remove the crooked bit. I’ll take a look at that again later and maybe post it.

Have also transcribed a few other polkas/singles from that database, if anyone is looking for them. Not all posted here yet.

Re: The Boys Of Dildo

Thanks! I’m really enjoying Newfoundland music so I’ll certainly have look.

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