Lady Margaret Stewart’s polka

Also known as Lady Margaret Stewart.

Lady Margaret Stewart's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lady Margaret Stewart's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FB B>c|dB cA|EA A>B|cd ec|
BF Bc|dc db|af ec|B2 B2:|
f2 Bf|df Bf|ea e>f|ec Aa|
f2 Bf|df Bb|af ec|B2 Ba|
f2 Bf|df Bf|ea e>f|ec Ac|
BF Bc|dc db|af ec|B2 B2||
X: 2
T: Lady Margaret Stewart's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FBBc dcBA|EAAB cdec|BFBc d3 b|afec B3:|
f2 Bf dfBf|eaef ecAa|f3 B dfBb|afec Bcda|
f3 B d f3|eaef e c3|BFBc dcdb|afec B3||

Seven comments

Another Unnamed Kerry Polka

I play this one following Galway Belle. A tune name and a recorded source would be most helpful. As suggested, I did Google the abc, but without results.

Thank you, Dow

Well, we’ll have to remind the Kerry lads to quit borrowing Scottish tunes for nefarious polka use! Thanks for the reference. As you note in your discourse on Northumbrian tunes, these melodies do get passed around quite a bit …….

A lot of the time they borrow the Scottish 2/4 marches and transform them, but it looks like they’ll polkarize just about anything!

Source? ~ ‘gfowler’, did you get this from ‘Kerry Lads’? Which ones?

Just curious, as always. I haven’t yet died from that affliction, though my life has been threatened with extinction. Where exactly did you get this as a ‘polka’?

"Lady Margaret Stewart" ~ reel

|: A |
FBBc dcBA | EAAB cdec | BFBc d3 b | afec B3 :|
|: a |
f2 Bf dfBf | eaef ecAa | f3 B dfBb | afec Bcda |
f3 B d f3 | eaef e c3 | BFBc dcdb | afec B3 ||