Paddy’s polka

Also known as Blackwater No.1, The Blackwater Polkas #1, Glencollins, The Glencollins, Paddy’s #2, Paddy’s Polka #2, Paddy’s Polka No. 2, Sonny Sweeney’s, Sweeney’s.

There are 50 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maids Of Ardagh (a few times), Dennis Murphy’s (a few times), Prelude (a few times) and The Ballydesmond (a few times).

Paddy's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paddy's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D>E GA |Bd BG |AG/A/ BA |AG EG |
D>E GA |Bd BG |AG/A/ BA |G2 G2 :|
|:ge/f/ ge |dB dB |G>A GA/B/ |AG EG |
ge/f/ ge |dB dB |G>A GA/B/ |AG G2 :|

Five comments

Polka gan ainm

another polka in the family collection! Anyone know if it has a name to it? Can’t fnd in this key at any rate. Thanks,

Polka gan ainm

Thanks Dow,
yes it’s something like your tune Paddy’s, I guess they are related. An awful lot of these polkas sound very similar - I suppose people varying slightly or making a mistake when picking them up in the first place. This tune was also learnt down at the Willie week.


I’ve listened to Paddy’s a few times now and our version is really just a variation on it. Thanks for help.

I’m sure I’ve heard another name for this one though, on someone’s album…