Annika’s Butterfly barndance

Also known as Butterflies, Jylhän Polska, Santerin Kaffilassa, Santerin Kahvilassa.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Annika’s Butterfly has been added to 1 tune set.

Annika's Butterfly has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Annika's Butterfly
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E3G BGEG | BG E2 A3c | ecAc ec A2 | B3^d f3^d |B4 B4 |
Begf edcB | AGFE ^D2 B2 | E3G BGEG |BG E2 A3c |ecAc ec A2 |
B3^d f2 a2 | gfga b2 ag |g2 fe ^d2 B2 |1 e2 e2 eBGF :|2 e2 e2 e2 (3^def ||
|: g3a gdBc | dcBc dcBc | d2 B2 G4 | A3c e2 a2 |c'bab c'bab |
c'2 a2 f2 d2 | c3e a3b | c'b a2 d3g |baga ba g2 | e2 c'b a3g |
fgab agfg | a2 f2 d3B |c3e a3b | c'b a2 d3g |
baga ba g2 | e2 c'b a3g |fgab agfg | a2 a2 g2 g2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
2
X: 2
T: Annika's Butterfly
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
[M:3/4]D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|AA/c/ eg f/e/f/g/|
ag/f/ fe/d/ ^cA|[1[M:2/4][L:1/16]d4 d4:|[2[M:2/4]d4 d2e2|
|:[M:3/4][L:1/8]f>g f/c/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ cA F2|
G>B dg b/a/g/a/|b/a/g/a/ bg ec|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|
g/f/e/f/ ge c2|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|
3
X: 3
T: Annika's Butterfly
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
[M:3/4]D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|AA/^c/ eg f/e/f/g/|
|:[M:3/4]f>g f/c/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ cA F2|
G>B dg b/a/g/a/|b/a/g/a/ bg ec|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|
g/f/e/f/ ge c2|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|
4
X: 4
T: Annika's Butterfly
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B3d fdBd | fd B2 E3G | BGEG BG E2 | F3^A c3^A |F4 F4 |
FBdc BAGF | edcB ^A2 F2 | B3d fdBd |fd B2 E3G |BGEG BG E2 |
F3^A c2 e2 | dcde f2 ed |d2 cB ^A2 F2 |1 B2 B2 BFDc :|2 B2 B2 B2 (3^ABc ||
|: d3e dAFG | AGFG AGFG | A2 F2 D4 | E3G B2 e2 |gfef gfef |
g2 e2 c2 A2 | G3B e3f | gf e2 A3d |fede fe d2 | B2 gf e3d |
cdef edcd | e2 c2 A3F |G3B e3f | gf e2 A3d |
fede fe d2 | B2 gf e3d |cdef edcd | e2 e2 d2 d2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Annika's Butterfly
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: D3F AFDF | AF D2 G3B | dBGB dB G2 | A3^c e3^c |A4 A4 |
Adfe dcBA | GFED ^C2 A2 | D3F AFDF |AF D2 G3B |dBGB dB G2 |
A3^c e2 g2 | fefg a2 gf |f2 ed ^c2 A2 |1 d6 (3AFE :|2 d6 (3cde ||
|: f3g fcAB | cBAB cBAB | c2 A2 F4 | G3B d2 g2 |baga baga |
b2 g2 e2 c2 | B3d g3a | ba g2 c3f |agfg ag f2 | d2 ba g3f |
efga gfef | g2 e2 c3A |B3d g3a | ba g2 c3f |
agfg ag f2 | d2 ba g3f |efga gfef | g2 g2 f4 :|

Thirteen comments

Annika’s Butterfly

I got this beautiful tune from the album ‘Upside Down’ which was released in Australia by Sharon Shannon, Mike McGoldrick, Jim Murray, and Dezi Donnelly.
I’m not sure of the origins of the tune, I would guess Europe, and probably Flemish. The band plays the tune quite slow.

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Norway?

I heard that this tune is from Scandinavia.

Also on Sharon Shannon’s "Out the Gap." It’s a traditional Finnish tune according to the notes.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this were used in one of Aki Kaurismäki’s tragicomic films. I still haven’t seen them all.

I know!

Im finnish and I know the composer 🙂. This piece is also very much of his style. The man, violinist from west of Finland (1910-1984 Kaustinen) is called Konsta Jylhä. The song is called Julhän polska.

Polska

And yes, this is polska, 3/4. If you just move the barlines a bit.

This is not the familiar Jylhän polska recorded by Kaustisen purppuripelimannit (who Jylhä formed). That Jylhän polska is in uneven timing, anyway (extra beat at the end of each phrase). Some Finnish polskas are actually in 2/4 time, as it happens.
Perhaps you can put the version you know into 3/4 timing here Alsgaard - it may well be another of Jylhä’s compositions.

Hit and run?

I see someone (Alsgaard?) has posted the actual title along with a comment (tsk tsk) in the "alternate title" bit.

It is in a polska style, and by Jylhä, but it is not the tune commonly known as "Jylhän polska", as I mentioned earlier.

It is called "Santerin kahvila" translated as "Santeri’s Café" (some translate as "Santer’s Café"). This title refers to the local name given to the café (Kappelinkankaan kahvilassa)where Jylhä’s mother worked. It was run by Santeri Isokangas (1885–1967), who did much to promote the music of the area. Many musicians played in the café, and Jylhä learned much from listening to them from an early age.

Here’s a version of the tune - it could possibly be tidied up, but will do:

X:1
T:Santerin kahvila
C:Konsta Jylhä
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Dmin
D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|
AA/c/ ec AA|[M:4/4]A/d/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ G/F/E/D/ ^CA,|
[M:3/4]D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|AA/c/ eg f/e/f/g/|
ag/f/ fe/d/ ^cA|[1[M:2/4][L:1/16]d4 d4:|[2[M:2/4]d4 d2e2|
|:[M:3/4][L:1/8]f>g f/c/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ cA F2|
G>B dg b/a/g/a/|b/a/g/a/ bg ec|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|
c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|db/a/ g/a/g/f/ e/f/g/a/|
g/f/e/f/ ge c2|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|
db/a/ g/a/g/f/ e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/f/ g2 f2:|

Santerin kahvilassa

Make that Santerin kahvilassa - too much late night transcribing.

Slightly tidied…

With a more moderen (as they say up north) spelling:

X:1
T:Santerin kaffilassa
C:Konsta Jylhä
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Dmin
D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|
AA/^c/ ec AA|[M:4/4]A/d/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ G/F/E/D/ ^CA,|
[M:3/4]D>F A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|G>B d/B/G/B/ d/B/G|AA/^c/ eg f/e/f/g/|
[1[M:5/4]ag/f/ fe/d/ ^cA d2 d2:|[2[M:5/4]ag/f/ fe/d/ ^cA d2 d>e|
|:[M:3/4]f>g f/c/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ cA F2|
G>B dg b/a/g/a/|b/a/g/a/ bg ec|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|
c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|db/a/ g/a/g/f/ e/f/g/a/|
g/f/e/f/ ge c2|B>d gg/a/ b/a/g|c>f a/g/f/g/ a/g/f|
db/a/ g/a/g/f/ e/f/g/a/|g/f/e/f/ g2 f2:|

T’other polska

A snippet, just to illustrate the difference - would normally use alternating bars of 3/4 and 4/4 but using 7/4 to save the bother:

X:1
T:Jylhän polska
C:Konsta Jylhä
M:7/4
L:1/8
K:F
c/=B/c/f/ af cA _B/A/B/d/ d2G2G,2|
g/^f/g/a/ bg ec c/d/e/g/ d2A2A,2|
c/=B/c/f/ af cA _B/A/B/d/ d2G2G,2|
g/^f/g/a/ bg ec c/d/e/g/ g4=f2:|

I may finish (or Finnish) this off and submit it sometime.

Annika’s Butterfly, X:4

D major version

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Annika’s Butterfly, X:5

This sounds so wonderful in D minor.

I transposed JACKB’s version X:1 into D-minor with a couple minor changes. I think the D# at the end of the A part in X:1 should be D-natural to lead nicer into the B part.

I do want to thank JACKB for the consistent quality and readability of his settings.