Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan’s polka

Also known as Ann McAuliffe’s, Ann Sheehy McAuliffe, Ann Sheehy McAuliffe’s, Cousins’ Delight, Cuz Teehan’s, Cuzs’ Delight, Terry Cuz Teahans, Terry Teahan’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bd Bd | g2 g2 | B/c/d Bd | BA AG |
B/c/d B/c/d | g2 g>a | ge dB | AG G2 :|
|: ba ag | eg d2 | ba ag | ba a2 |
g>a bg | eg d2 | BA/B/ dB | AB/A/ G2 :|
X: 2
T: Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FA FA | d2 d2 | FA FA | FE E2 |
FA FA | d2 f>e | dB AF | ED D2 :|
|: fe ed | Bd A2 | fe ed | fe e2 |
d>e fd | Bd A2 | FE/F/ AF | EF D2 :|
X: 3
T: Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: E |F/G/A FA | d2 d2 | FA FA | G/F/E ED |
FA FA | dd/d/ fe | d/d/B AF |[1 E2 D :|[2 E2 D2 ||
|: fe e/e/d | Bd A>d | fe e/e/d | fe e/e/A |
d>e fd | Bd A>G | FA E>F |[1 ED D2 :|[2 ED D |]
X: 4
T: Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D/E/ |FA FA | d2- dD/E/ | FA FA | G/F/E E/F/D/E/ |
FA F/G/A | dc/d/ f>e | dB AF | EF/E/ D :|
|: d/e/ |fe ed | Bd Ad | fe- ed | fe e2 |
d>e f/e/d | Bd A2 | F^E/F/ A/B/A/F/ | ED- D :|
X: 5
T: Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/d B/c/d | g/a/g/f/ g2 | B/c/d B/c/d | BA AG |
B/c/d B/c/d | g/a/g/f/ g>f | ge dB | A/^A/B/=A/ G2 :|
|: ba ag | eg dg | ba ag | ba ab/a/ |
ga bg | e/f/g/e/ de/d/ | Bd e/d/B | A/^A/B/=A/ G2 :|

Six comments

Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan - one damned fine Irish American musician

I was just playing some tunes of his and found this wasn’t on site, or I couldn’t find it, and I tried a number of bars and transpositions just in case. Terry was a lovely single row player, and on concertina too. I hope those old recordings come back into circulation again, such as from Topic:

Terry Teahan and Gene Kelly: Old Time Irish Music in America
Topic - 12TS 352, 1977

Nice version of this on Heat of the Moment with ian clark picking the tune on guitar before Pierre’s fiddle rips in.

I play this in D.

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X: 5 “Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan’s Polka”

S: transcribed from the box playing of Johnny Reidy
CD: "Johnny Reidy & The Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band: Music for Set Dancing Volume II"
Track 16, the 2nd polka of 3…
https://thesession.org/recordings/4797