Jimmy Doyle’s polka

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

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with As I Went Out Upon The Ice (a few times), The Gullane (a few times), Maggie In The Woods (a few times) and Winnie Hayes’ (a few times).

Jimmy Doyle’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Jimmy Doyle's has been added to 55 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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||
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 :|
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/ :|

Six 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"

X: 3 “Doyle’s Favourite”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
https://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 9 (Side B, track 2) ~ the 1st polka of two

Q: 136 bpm (1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note)