Jimmy Doyle’s polka

Also known as Din Tarrant’s No. 2, Din Tarrant’s No. 6, Din Tarrant’s No.1, Doyle’s Favourite, Jimmy Doyle’s Favourite, Jimmy Doyle’s No. 1, The Lonesome No. 1, The Lonesome No. 2, The Lonesome.

There are 32 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Jimmy Doyle’s appears in 4 other tune collections.

Jimmy Doyle’s has been added to 13 tune sets.

Jimmy Doyle's has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd de|dB BA/B/|dB AB|dB G>A|
Bd de|dB BA/B/|dG BA|1 AG G>A:|2 AG G2||
|:dg ga/g/|fe e>f|ed Bd|ed BA|
dg ga/g/|fe e/f/g/e/|dG BA|1 AG G2:|2 AG G>A||
"Version 2:"
|:Bd de|dB B/A/B/c/|dB AB|dB G>A|
Bd de|dB B/A/B/c/|dG BA|1 AG G>A:|2 AG GB||
|:de/f/ gg|fe e>f|ed Bd|ed Bd|
de/f/ gg|fe e>e|dG BA|1 AG G2:|2 AG G>A||
2
X: 2
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ce ef | ec cB/c/ | ec Bc | ec A>B |
ce ef | ec cB/c/ |eA cB |1 BA A>B :|2 BA A2 ||
Aa ga | gf f2 | fe ^de | fe cB |
Aa ga | gf f2 | ec cB | BA A2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A/ |Bd de | dB BA/B/ | dB A>B | dB G>A |
Bd d/B/d/e/ | dB BA/B/ | dG BA | AG G3/ :|
|: B/ |dg g2 | fe e>f | ed dc/d/ | eA BA/B/ |
dg g2 | fe e2 | dB BA | AG G3/ :|
4
X: 4
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd de|dB BA/B/|dB BA/B/|dB AG|
Bd de|dB BA/B/|dB BA|AG G2:|
dg g2|fe e/f/g/e/|ed Bd|ed BA|
dg g2|fe e/f/g/e/|dB BA|AG G2:|
5
X: 5
T: Jimmy Doyle's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd de | dB BA/B/ | dd/B/ BA/B/ | dB G2 |
Bd de | dB BA/B/ | dG BA/A/ | AG G2 :|
dg g2 | fe e2 | ed d/d/d | ed B2 |
dg g/a/g | fe e/f/g/e/ | dB BA/A/ | AG G2 :|
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Eight comments

Jimmy Doyle’s

This is just a simple little polka, but I like it. Sometimes it is played in the key of A, but my session group plays it in G.

Excellent on the trump!

Setting #2

transcribed from Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s "Deadly Buzz"

Jimmy Doyle’s, X:5

This is a slightly dressed up version of Jeremy’s, as learned from Cork-based Sliabh Luachra fiddler, Matt Cranitch. He calls it Din Tarrants 1; however, when played together with Din Tarrant’s 2 (a.k.a, The Lisheen Polka https://thesession.org/tunes/2930), they are referred to as "The Lonesome Polkas," though no one seems to know why.

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