Peata Geal Mo Mhathair polka

Also known as Is Trua Gan Peata An Mhaoir Agam, Mother And Child’s, Mother’s Little Pet, Peata An Mhaoir, Peata Beag A Mháthair, The Yellow Cow, Your Mother’s Little Pet.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Peata Geal Mo Mhathair has been added to 1 tune set.

Peata Geal Mo Mhathair has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Peata Geal Mo Mhathair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|df af|
d e/d/ cA|BG GB|AB c/B/A|1 df da:|2 d2 de||
fd d>e|fg af|ge e>f|gb ag|
fd d>e|fg af|gb af|1 dA de:|2 d2 d2||
X: 2
T: Peata Geal Mo Mhathair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cA AB | cd e2 | fd ec | df e>d |
cA AB | cd e2 | fd ec | de/d/ cB :|
|: AB/A/ GE | FD DF | EF G/F/E | Ac ec |
AB/A/ GE | FD- DF | EF G/F/E |[1 A2 AE :|[2 A2 AB |]
X: 3
T: Peata Geal Mo Mhathair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BG G>A | Bc d2 | ec dB | ce dc |
| BG G>A | Bc d2 | ec dB | c2 BA :|
|: G2 FD | EC CE | DE FD | GB dB |
| G2 FD | EC CE | DE FD | G2 G2 :|

Three comments

Peata Geal Mo Mhathair

Lifted this from a Templehouse CD.

“Peata Geal Mo Mhathair” / “Mother’s Little Pet” ~ another rescued duplication

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on November 23rd 2008 by ceolachan
~ /tunes/9114

X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Amaj
e>d |:\
cA AB | cd e2 | fd ec | df e>d |
cA AB | cd e2 | fd ec | de/d/ cB :|
|: AB/A/ GE | FD DF | EF G/F/E | Ac ec |
AB/A/ GE | FD- DF | EF G/F/E |[1 A2 AE :|[2 A2 AB |]

Benny McCarthy of Dánu, the first of a set of three polkas ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8oMEwG3DRE


For tommy_ie, who had started a discussion inquiring about these three polkas…

I’m familiar with all three, and have a niggle that this first one might be one of several Dingle Wren tunes I’d learned ages ago, but I have as yet not found a name for it. It can also be played in the keys of G & D and with the A part repeating. It may already be on site but I wasn’t able to find it…

Here’s #s 2 & 3. Benny McCarthy plays #2 in D and #3 in A…

2.) "Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan’s"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on June 8th 2005 by ceolachan
https://thesession.org/tunes/4574

3.) "Jimmy Doyle’s"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 12th 2002 by woman of the house
https://thesession.org/tunes/542

Both great musicians ~ chase up a listen if you can… There are recordings listed on site for both Terrry ‘Cuz’ Teahan & Jimmy Doyle…

Thanks to Mark / Dow for making the connection. I knew there was a name for this but just couldn’t shake it out. In searching for it I’d tried several different takes, bars and keys for it but without any success… I see that the order of the parts is different, which may have thrown me in my search for it…

I’ll try to dig out an AABB version of it, or at least one other transcription or take on it for comparison…