The P&O polka

Also known as P & O, The P & O, P And O, The P And O.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

The P&O has been added to 4 tune sets.

The P&O has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,E EF|GA/G/ FE|A,D DE|FG/F/ ED|
B,E EF|GA/G/ FA|GB Ad|e2 e2 :|
|:{f}ge (3fed|ed BA|Fd de|fg/f/ ef|
ge (3fed|ed BA|GB Ad|e2 e2 :|
2
X: 2
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,E EF | G2 FE | FD DE | (3FED ED |
B,E EF | G2 FA | GB Ad | e2 e2 :|
|:{f}ge (3fed | ed BA | Fd de | f2 ef |
ge (3fed | ed BA | GB Ad | e2 e2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BE EF | G2 FE | FD DE | FD ED |
BE EF | G2 FA | GB Ad | e2 e2 :|
|: ge fd | ed BA | Fd de | f2 ef |
ge fd | ed BA | GB Ad | e2 e2 :|
4
X: 4
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BE EF | G2 FE | FD DE | F/E/D F/E/D |
BE EF | G2 F/G/A | G/A/B Ad | e2 e2 :|
|: ge fd | ed BA | fd de | f2 ef |
g/f/e f/e/d | ed BA | GB Ad | e2 e2 :|
5
X: 5
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: B,E EF | G2 FE | AD DE | F2 ED |
B,E EF | G2 FA | A/B/c Ad |[1 e2 e2 :|[2 e2 e3/ ||
|: f/ |ge fd | ed BA | FA de | f2 ef |
ge fd | ed BA | FA d[Ff] |[1 e2- e3/ :|[2 [E2e2]- [E2e2] |]

Ten comments

Source

North Cregg, CD "mi.da:za"

Referring to P&O ferries?

P&o

Brendan and Caoimhin play this in C minor on their album "A Moment of Madness." C minor! It never occurred to me to play anything ever in C minor! But I sat down with it and it sits pretty easy on the banjo and C#/D box.

Tweak

I tweaked the last 2 notes in the 6th bar of the 2nd part to match what I’m actually playing - whoops. As to more dots - any advice?

Re: The P&O

Written by Christy Leahy, the great Cork accordionist of North Cregg fame, during a particularly rough crossing with P&O ferries.