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 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), The Tournmore (a few times) and Winnie Hayes’ (a few times).

Jimmy Doyle’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Jimmy Doyle's has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Five 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/ :|
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:|
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"

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)

Jimmy Doyle’s, X:4

A barebones setting of The Lonesome Polka that we play at our session.

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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