The Christmas polka

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Christmas has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Christmas
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG DB,|CE E/D/C|B,D GA/B/|cB AG/A/|
|:Bd dB|cd ed|Bd G>A|BA AG/A/|
B/A/B/c/ dG|cded|1 Bd A/B/c/A/|BG G>A:|2 Bd A/B/c/A/|BG G2||
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X: 2
T: The Christmas
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G/A/|BG DB,|CE E/D/C|B,/C/D G>B|cB A2|
BG D/E/D/B,/|CE- E D/C/|B,D G>B|AG G:|
|:d/c/|Bd dB|cd ed/c/|Bd GG/A/|BA A2|
B>c dG|c/B/c/d/ e>d|Bd A/B/c/A/|BG G:|
X: 3
T: The Christmas
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG dB|ce e/d/c|Bd GA/B/|cB AG/A/|
BG dG|ce- ed/c/|Bd G>B|AG G2:|
|:Bd dB|cd ed|Bd G>A|BA AG/A/|
B/A/B/c/ dG|c/B/c/d/ ed/c/|Bd A/B/c/A/|BG G2:|
X: 4
T: The Christmas
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fd AF|GB B/A/G|FA de/f/|gf ed/e/
fd AF|GB A>G|FA de/f/|ed d>e:|
|:fa af|ga b>a|fa d>e|fe ed/e/|
f>g ad|g>a (3b/c’/b/ a/g/|fa e/f/g/e/|fd d2:|

Three comments

This is the third tune of a polka set on Track 1 of Jackie Daly’s 1995 Gael-Linn recording, "Many’s A Wild Night."

The other tunes in the set, "Many A Wild Night" and "All Along The River Bank" are already in the database here. Maybe this one is too🙂although a search using the various fragments of this transcription came up empty.

In the A part it’s nice to drop the first G in the fourth bar an octave, sometimes.

You a Irish Traditional Music pedal steel player? No problem. You can work your part out from this link.

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"The Christmas Polka" ~ mulling it over

K: G Major
|: G/A/ |
BG DB, | CE E/D/C | B,/C/D G>B | cB A2 |
BG D/E/D/B,/ | CE- E D/C/ | B,D G>B | AG G :|
|: d/c/ |
Bd dB | cd ed/c/ | Bd GG/A/ | BA A2 |
B>c dG | c/B/c/d/ e>d | Bd A/B/c/A/ | BG G :|

K: G Major
|: BG dB | ce e/d/c | Bd GA/B/ | cB AG/A/ |
BG dG | ce- ed/c/ | Bd G>B | AG G2 :|
|: Bd dB | cd ed | Bd G>A | BA AG/A/ |
B/A/B/c/ dG | c/B/c/d/ ed/c/ | Bd A/B/c/A/ | BG G2 :|

K: D Major
|: fd AF | GB B/A/G | FA de/f/ | gf ed/e/
fd AF | GB A>G | FA de/f/ | ed d>e :|
|: fa af | ga b>a | fa d>e | fe ed/e/ |
f>g ad | g>a (3b/c’/b/ a/g/ | fa e/f/g/e/ | fd d2 :|

Re: The Christmas

The Christmas Polka … watch out for the gear change. 😉

Played on Mandolin, English Concertina, Hammered Dulcimer, Nyckelharpa & Bodhran.

Well, it seemed like a good time of year to put this video together. 😉