Joe Bane’s polka

Also known as Bill Malley’s, Bill Malley’s #1, Bill Malley’s No. 1, Bill O’Malley’s, Bill O’Malley’s, Joe Bane’s #2, Joe Bane’s No. 2.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Joe Bane's has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G>A Bc|d>e dB|c>d cA|Bd G>D|
G>A Bc|d>e dB|cB Ad|[1 G2 GD:|[2 G2 Gd||
gd ed|gd ed|BG gd|BG ed|
gd ed|gd BG|ed fa|g2 gd:|
X: 2
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA Bc | d2 dB | c2 cA | B2 BA |
GA Bc | d2 de | fd cA | AG G2 :|
g2 fe | d2 dB | c2 cA | B2 Bd |
g2 fe | d2 de | fd cA | AG G2 :|
X: 3
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |G2 A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/B/c | Bd G>E |
DG A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/A/d | G2- G :|
|: d |gd ed | gd ed | BG- Gd | BG e/e/d |
gd/d/ ed | gd/d/ Bd/d/ | e/e/d FA | G2- G :|
X: 4
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |G2 A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/B/c | Bd G>E |
DG A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/A/d | G2- G :|
|: d |gd ed | gd ed | BG- Gd | BG e/e/d |
gd/d/ ed | gd/d/ Bd/d/ | e/e/d FA | G2- G :|

Thirteen comments

The Second Joe Bane’s Polka

This is the second of two polkas I heard from Jackie Daly and later from Chulrua. Patrick Ourceau of Chulrua says they come from Joe Bane and/or Bill Malley. I was going to call them Joe Bane’s #1 and #2, but Jeremy has requested no numbers in the titles, so they’re both Joe Bane’s. The other is
https://thesession.org/tunes/3227

Another Name

I recently found the set of polkas that I thought Patrick Ourceau told me were from Joe Bane recorded by Andrew MacNamara and listed as Bill O’Malley’s. I suppose that as close as they were, their repertoires were essentially the same, but in the interest of completeness, I’ve attached O’Malley’s name to the tunes.

Joe Bane’s Polka - Relation

A similar tune from Tom Barrett, on his CD Lios A’Cheoil:

X: 1
T: Bedford Polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
GA Bc | d2 dB | c2 cA | B2 BA |
GA Bc | d2 de | fd cA | AG G2 :|
g2 fe | d2 dB | c2 cA | B2 Bd |
g2 fe | d2 de | fd cA | AG G2 :|

“Gan Ainm” ~ but hopefully not for long

I’ve been sitting on two lovely tunes that I’d heard Clare concertina player Mary MacNamara play. I wrote them down quickly and then sent out queries to a few folks in hopes of finding names for them, and any other information. I also made a couple of tries to contact lovely Mary too, but her website has disappeared and the old email I had for her doesn’t work. I didn’t want to add these as gan ainms but with names.

She plays them as one would marches, an easy relaxed tempo, approximately 110 beats per minute…and with a lovely bounce to them… I’ll add the second tune later if it isn’t already here.

Bill Malley’s. It’s here. The direct link is in the recent thread where sts asked for ideas for a polka set. Nice transcription though, which I’m sure you’ll add to the comments.

“Bill Malley’s” ~ an interesting comparison Gary, here’s the link

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on June 29th 2001 by Will CPT.
https://thesession.org/tunes/162

I’m still hoping I might hear something more from Mary or someone else in the area. While I see the relationships, A & B, they are really different transcriptions and ways with an obviously related melody. It doesn’t surprise me I never found the link, the difference is that considerable… Here’s a little bit for comparison of the two, first two measures/bars each part ~

T: Bill Malley’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
N: AABB = 32 bars
R: Barndance
K: G Major
P: A
|: D2 |\
G3 A B2 GB | dedB G2 d2 | ~
P: B
|: (3gag |\
e2 d2 g3 e | dedB G2 (3gag | ~

:-/

Oh! ~ you mean that "Bill Malley’s"!

“Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s” / “Joe Bane’s” (#2) ~ duplication! :-/

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 1st 2004 by GaryAMartin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3230

& contributed by yours truly ~ Gary… The second one is probably already here too, probably the one other one linked to in that set offered up in the discussion… Ah well ~ to the ‘Comments’… ;-)

Thanks Gary for having me check out the three. There does seem to be a relationship of some sort…

“Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s” / “Joe Bane’s” (#2) ~ rescued duplication :-/

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 4th 2008 by ceolachan.
~ /tunes/8221

X: 3
T: Bill Malley’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
G2 A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/B/c | Bd G>E |
DG A/B/c | d2 Bd | c2 A/A/d | G2- G :|
|: d |\
gd ed | gd ed | BG- Gd | BG e/e/d |
gd/d/ ed | gd/d/ Bd/d/ | e/e/d FA | G2- G :|


I’ve been sitting on two lovely tunes that I’d heard Clare concertina player Mary MacNamara play. I wrote them down quickly and then sent out queries to a few folks in hopes of finding names for them, and any other information. I also made a couple of tries to contact lovely Mary too, but her website has disappeared and the old email I had for her doesn’t work. I had also tried a few searches and keys but obviously not enough permutations of the bar. I didn’t want to add these as gan ainms but with names, but now, thanks to Gary there’s a name and I can move a different take on it here to the comments.

She plays them as one would marches, an easy relaxed tempo, approximately 110 beats per minute (105 - 112)…and with a lovely bounce to them…

“Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s” (#1) / “Joe Bane’s” (#2)

It works well both ways, or back and forth, but Mary played this classic set, G Major to the relative key A Dorian, with the second tune in the set being ~

"Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s" (#2) / "Joe Bane’s" (#1)
Key signature: A Dorian
Submitted on June 29th 2004 by GaryAMartin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3227

This and the ‘barndance’ ~ "~ with an obviously related melody ~ " ~ maybe not? They do all share that marchy quality though… ;-)