The Blue Ribbon polka

Also known as The Blue Ribbon #1, The Blue Ribbon Polkas No. 1, Orange, Sonny Rearden’s, Tom Billy’s.

There are 112 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of The Ilen (a few times), The Foxhunter’s (a few times), The Scotsman Over The Border (a few times), As I Went Out Upon The Ice (a few times) and The Battering Ram (a few times).

The Blue Ribbon has been added to 1 tune set.

The Blue Ribbon has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Blue Ribbon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:cB/c/ dc/d/|ea cc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA BA|
cB/c/ dc/d/|ea cc/d/|ea a/f/e/d/|cA A2:|
|:aa fe/f/|ag d2|ea a/f/e/d/|cA BA|
aa fe/f/|ag d2|ea a/f/e/d/|cA A2:|
X: 2
T: The Blue Ribbon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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:|
# Added by ceili .
X: 3
T: The Blue Ribbon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A/B/ [|ce dc/d/ | ea c>d | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA BA/B/ |
cA d/4e/4d/c/d/ | ea c>d | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA A>B |
cA/c/ dc/d/ | ea c>d | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA B/4c/4B/A/B/ |
c2 d2 | ea c>d | ea a/f/e/d/ | c/c/A A2 ||
|: a2 fe/f/ | ae d>B | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA B2 |
a2 fe/f/ | ae d>B | ea a/f/e/d/ |[1 cA A2 :|[2 cA A>B |]
X: 4
T: The Blue Ribbon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A/B/ |:cc dc/d/ | ea dc/d/ | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA B2 |
cB/c/ dc/d/ | ea dc/d/ | ea a/f/e/d/ |[1 cA A>B :|[2 cA A2 |]
|: aa fe/f/ | ae dc/d/ | ea a/f/e/d/ | cA B2 |
({e/f/g/}a)a fe/f/ | ae dc/d/ | ea a/f/e/d/ |[1 cA A2 |[2 cA A- |]

Six comments

Orange

Transcribed from The Kilbride Brother’s eponymous cd.

On the Tim Collins 2004 "Dancing On Silver" recording as "Tom Billy’s."

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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………

X:1
T:Sonny Reardon’s
M:2/2
R:Polka
K:A
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:|

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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 :-P) ~ 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note…