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 44 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

Paddy's has been added to 11 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.

Paddy’s

Dow
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…