Uncle Joshua polka

Also known as Uncle Joshua Two-Step.

Uncle Joshua has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Uncle Joshua
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3D/E/F/ | G G2 e | d B2 G | d^d ed | =d z d (3D/E/F/
|: G G2 e | d B2 G | A E2 E | E4 |
1 F A2 e | d c2 F | A G2 D | D E2 F :|
2 F A2 c | B2 A2 | G E2 D | G,2 G2 ||
d>d BG | AB G2 | g g2 e | e d3 |
d>d BG | AB G2 | d d2 a | f d3 |
ee/f/ gf/e/ | d/e/d/B/ d2 | AA/B/ cB/A/ | B d3 |
G G2 A | B d3 | A A2 B | G3 (3D/E/F/ ||
K:C
g/a/g/e/ g/a/g/e/ | g/a/g/e/ g2 | c' c'2 a | a g3 |
g/a/g/e/ g/a/g/e/ | g/a/g/e/ g2 | d d2 e | e d3 |
g/a/g/e/ g/a/g/e/ | g/a/g/e/ g2 | c' c'2 a | a g3 |
A c2 d | e g3 | G d2 e |c z c' z ||
G c2 B | AB G2 | G c2 A | B4 |
G d2 B | AB G2 | G d2 ^d | e4 |
G c2 B | AB G2 | g>g fe | A4 |
A/^G/A/B/ cA | =G c3 | B g2 B | c z c z |]

Four comments

Uncle Joshua

Another Felix Burns tune as played by Peter Wyper on Regal G6983 (recorded circa May 1912). It is described as a two-step. The order it is played on the record is:

Intro - A - B - A - C - D - C - Intro - A - B - A

I hope you don’t mind my posting a couple of Felix Burns tunes. They’re a bit removed from traditional Irish music, although they are what a lot of our grandfathers and grandmothers listened to, alongside more traditional dance music.

Felix Burns Week continues ~ ;-)

I guess I’m going to have to find something other than a two-step for the next entry… Thanks for the addition Nigel, much appreciated.

For the future, I suspect you’re familiar with Ronnie Cooper’s tunes ~

Discussion: Ronnie Cooper Waltzes
# Posted on May 25th 2007 by Bren
https://thesession.org/discussions/13853

Uncle Joshua

I forgot to say that Peter Wyper appeared to play this in F major; I transposed it to G so that fiddlers etc could reach the lowest note.

Yes, F seems to have been a popular key…