Transcribed from The Kilbride Brother’s eponymous cd.
On the Tim Collins 2004 "Dancing On Silver" recording as "Tom Billy’s."
Orange: alias sonny reardon’s polka
This tune is also known as Sonny Reardon’s, and I’ll post the ABC’s as ‘Patrick Street’ plays it. There is not SO much in difference, but………
cB/c/ dc/d/|ea dc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA B2|
cB/c/ dc/d/|ea dc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA A2:|
aa fe/f/|ae dc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA B2|
aa fe/f/|ae dc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA A2:|
X: 3 “The Blue Ribbon Polkas No. 1”
S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
https://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 1, the 1st polka of two
Q: 126 bpm (1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note)
I have also learned this one direct as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 120 to 136 bpm (& higher 😛) ~ 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note…
X: 4 “Sonny Rearden’s”
"Patrick Street: Made in Cork", 1997, track 5, slow polkas, the 3rd of three