“Aileen Bonner’s Polka” ~ G Major & some other ways
T: Aileen Bonner’s
K: G Major
|: B>A |
GB G/A/B | d2 g>e | fd dc | AB cB/A/ |
GB GB | d2 g>e | fd c/B/A | G2 :|
|: G>g |
fd fa | g2 a>g | fd f/g/a | g2 ga |
bg a/g/f | g/a/g/f/ d>B | ce dB | G2 :|
“The Blue Ocean” / “The Belles of Ballinderry”
"Aileen Bonner’s Polka" shares much with the A-part of another polka, variously known as "The Blue Ocean" & "The Belles of Ballinderry". The B-parts are different but the last four measures do bear some similarities…
“The Blue Ocean” / “The Belles of Ballinderry” / “Sullivan’s Polka”
Key signature: G Major / & D Major
Submitted on April 19th 2005 by Kenny.
“Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music of Ireland” ~ another take
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1999
Page 35: "Aileen Bonner’s" ~ some differences to this transcription…
Belles of Ballinderry
I got this version of Aileen Bonner’s Polka from ‘The Horse’s Tail’ by Zoe Conway.
T: The Belles of Ballinderry
Q: 1/4 = 144
|:AD F/2E/2D |FA dz | cA AG | EF GF/2G/2 |
AD F/2E/2D |FA dz | cA GE | ED Dz :|
|: Ad d>e | fg e>d | cA AB | cd e>c |
Ad d>e | fg e>d | cA GE | ED Dz :||
I very much like X:3 as it fits best with my D/G box and to me is the most interesting one to play, very smooth, flows nicely.
I’m beginning to like this new format Jeremy and the fact that I can compare a number of versions of a tune in one go and without having to put my glasses on.
Re: Aileen Bonner’s
This and Jer O’Connell’s seem to be the same tune.
X: 3 & 4 = “Jer O’Connell’s Polka”
# Added by errik - December 20th, 2003
X: 1 & 2 share the same A-part but a different B-part.