Aileen Bonner’s polka

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Aileen Bonner’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Aileen Bonner's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Four settings

X: 1
T: Aileen Bonner's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F/E/|DF DF|A2 d>B|cA AG|EF GF/E/|
DF DF|A2 d>B|cA GE|ED D:|
|:d|cA ce|d2 d>d|cA c/d/e|d2 d/c/d/e/|
fd ec|dc AF|GB A/B/A/G/|FD D:|
X: 2
T: Aileen Bonner's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: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:|
X: 3
T: Aileen Bonner's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AD F/E/D|FA dz|cA AG|EF GF/G/|
AD F/E/D|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:|
X: 4
T: Aileen Bonner's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F/G/|AD F>D|FA de/d/|cA- AG|EF GF/G/|
AD F/E/D|FA d>d|cA G/F/E|D2- D:|
|:F/G/|Ad d>e|fd e>d|cA AB|cd ed/c/|
Ad- d>e|f/e/d ee/d/|c/B/A GE|D2- D:|

Nine comments

“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
ISBN: 1-899512-45-4

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.
X: 1
T: The Belles of Ballinderry
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: Polka
Q: 1/4 = 144
K: D
|: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.

Posted by .

Re: Aileen Bonner’s

This and Jer O’Connell’s seem to be the same tune.