The Shady polka

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Shady has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Shady
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:ef/e/ dB|cA AF|G>F GA|BA Bd|
ef/e/ dB|cA AF|G>F GA|BA A2 :|
|:G2 GA|BA GE|G2 GA|BA B/c/d|
cA A>B|cA A>B|cd ef|1 g/f/e dB:|2 gb a2||
2
X: 2
T: The Shady
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:ef/e/ dB|cA AF|G>F GA|BA B/c/d|
ef/e/ dB|cA AF|G>F GA|BA A2 :|
|:G>F GA|BA GE|G>F GA|BA B/c/d|
cA Ad|cA Ad|cd ef|1 g/f/e dB:|2 g/f/e a2|]

One comment

Real name ?

A killer dramatic tune this.

I posted this not totally sure of its name. Written by Gerry O’Connor of 4 men and a canine. It’s on the Long Roads CD, with a song on track 2 called Planet Ways. I don’t have the Cd cover myself to confirm, just an audiotaped copy.

Can anyone confirm ?

Although it’s recorded on the CD in E mix, I find it better on my instruments ( flute, whistle, concer) in A, so that’s how I’ve written it. I think I’m the only person in Australia playing it, and am trying to work it into my local session repertoire.