Flitter Dance polka

Also known as Flitter Daunsey, Flitterdaunsey.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Flitter Dance has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Flitter Dance
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:FD DA|FD DE/F/|GF ED|CE A,2|
FD DA|FD DE/F/|GE DC|D2D2:|
|:FA AB/c/|dA AB/c/|dA AG|FG E2|
FA AB/c/|dA AB/c/|dc AG|F2D2:|
X: 2
T: Flitter Dance
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
GE EB | GE EF/G/ | A/B/A/G/ FE | DF AG/F/ |
GE E>B | GE EG | AF D/E/F | E3 :|
EB B/c/d | eB Bc/d/ | eB ^cA | FA DG/F/ |
EB B^d | eB B/c/d | ed B/A/G/F/ | E3 :|

Seven comments

This is the Manx Tune ‘Flitter Daunsey’ - usually played in key of G, and features on many Manx music recordings.

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Thanks for the info,I knew nothing about the tune.I transcribed it years ago from a cassette someone gave me.I have another Manx tune called "The Sheep In The Snow",is that a well known tune?

Yes, Sheep in the Snow is an old Manx tune/song, although it actually translates as Sheep Under the Snow. I think The Horslips recorded it once.

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In Welsh that would be Y Dafad Dan Yr Eira.What is it in Manx?

“Flitter Daunsey” ~ flitterin away…

K: E dorian
|: B/A/ |
GE EB | GE EF/G/ | A/B/A/G/ FE | DF AG/F/ |
GE E>B | GE EG | AF D/E/F | E3 :|
|: G/F/ |
EB B/c/d | eB Bc/d/ | eB ^cA | FA DG/F/ |
EB B^d | eB B/c/d | ed B/A/G/F/ | E3 :|

I meant ‘flutterin’…

The true meaning of the song

the name flitter daunsey is actually manx for limpit dance ppl wud go to the beaches and dance to this tune and eat the limpits native to the area on good friday i know because i have taken part in this feastival and i speak manx

cha nel oo toiggal gealg