The Cascade polka

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cascade has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cascade
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA/B/ dD | ED AD | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
BA/B/ dD | ED AD | BA/B/ dA | BG G2 :|
Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dA | BG G2 :|
X: 2
T: The Cascade
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BA/B/ cD | ED AD | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
BA/B/ cD | ED AD | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|
|: Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dA |[1 AG G2 :|[2 AG GA/G/ ||
|: F2 G>A | EA cA | FE/F/ A>D | FE EG |
FE/F/ G>A | EA c/B/A/G/ | FE/F/ GE |[1 ED D2 :|[2 ED DA/G/ ||
|: F2 AF/A/ | BF AD | FE/F/ A>D | FE EG |
FA A/B/A/F/ | BF A/B/A/G/ | FE/F/ GE | ED D2 :|
|: Bd dB/d/ | GB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
Bd dB/d/ | GB dG | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|
|: BA/B/ cD | ED AD | B2 d>G | BA A2 |
BA/B/ cD | ED AD | B2 c/d/c/A/ | AG G2 :|
|: Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA- Ac |
[1 Bd- dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|
[2 B2 cD | ED AD | B2 d/c/B/A/ | AG G2 :|

Three comments

The Cascade polka by Timmy Connor

A transcription of this polka hangs on the wall of Scully’s in Newmarket, where Timmy holds his weekly session.

“The Cascade Polka” ~ by Timmy Connor ~ rescued duplication

I hope you enjoy this one Sarah, and Mark (Dow). Dow, in case it wasn’t obvious, you also are an intended recipient for this tune, what with your present polka quest… Did I remember to say, if you really want to play and appreciate polkas ~ GET OUT THERE AND DANCE!!!

So, this is for Sarah and Dow and anyone else who’s fancy it might tickle… 😎

X: 2
T: The Cascade Polka
C: Timmy Connor
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: G Major
|: BA/B/ cD | ED AD | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
BA/B/ cD | ED AD | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|
|: Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dA |[1 AG G2 :|[2 AG GA/G/ ||

X: 3
T: The Cascade Polka
C: Timmy Connor
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D Major
|: F2 G>A | EA cA | FE/F/ A>D | FE EG |
FE/F/ G>A | EA c/B/A/G/ | FE/F/ GE |[1 ED D2 :|[2 ED DA/G/ ||
|: F2 AF/A/ | BF AD | FE/F/ A>D | FE EG |
FA A/B/A/F/ | BF A/B/A/G/ | FE/F/ GE | ED D2 :|

Yes! ~ It is another tune hanging about that surfaced over this ~

Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist?
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute
https://thesession.org/discussions/15202

Alright, brownie points because you notice the first take is just a step outside the limits, covering ground from D to e ~ BUT ~ there are ways around that:

Here’s one option to avoid that “e” if you choose, dropping down a third to “G”…

|: Bd dB/d/ | GB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA A2 |
Bd dB/d/ | GB dG | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|

But, that second lower take on the tune keeps it well within the definition, even more so, because it is also as asked, in the key of D…

There is a third way with it, also very ‘trad’, and this is it, a second ending for the B-part ~

X: 4
T: The Cascade Polka
C: Timmy Connor
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: G Major
|: BA/B/ cD | ED AD | B2 d>G | BA A2 |
BA/B/ cD | ED AD | B2 c/d/c/A/ | AG G2 :|
|: Bd dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dG | BA- Ac |
[1 Bd- dB/d/ | eB dG | BA/B/ dA | AG G2 :|
[2 B2 cD | ED AD | B2 d/c/B/A/ | AG G2 :|

The rescue continued, with editing ~ the ‘dance’

Dance? With my 2 left feet? Don’t think so.

# Posted on September 23rd 2007 by Dow

Dow Sequins Dancing ~

Hey, you forget Mark, I’ve had you in a dance, and you ain’t half bad… With a little encouragement and confidence you could be doing Latin. Now there’s an image I now can’t shake, you dressed up to the nines for Latin dance, with the sequins and dangly bits, and the forced smile… 😀

# Posted on September 23rd 2007 by ceolachan

No, I hadn’t forgotten, ‘c’. I actually found it really helpful what you taught me. Foot forward, back, sideways, step, step. Secretly, I’d have liked to have learnt more, but I’d never admit that to your face. Maybe next time. Hopefully we won’t be so rushed next time!

# Posted on September 23rd 2007 by Dow