Aileen Bonner’s polka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Aileen Bonner's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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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/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 :||
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

“Aileen Bonner’s Polka” ~ G Major & some other ways

X: 1
T: Aileen Bonner’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
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.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4414

“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.

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Re: Aileen Bonner’s

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