The P&O polka

By Christy Leahy

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

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

The P&O has been added to 5 tune sets.

The P&O has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Six 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 e3/2||
|:f/|ge fd|ed BA|FA de|f2 ef|
ge fd|ed BA|FA d[Ff]|1 e2- e3/2:|2 [E2e2]- [E2e2]||
6
X: 6
T: The P&O
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:[B,B]E EF|GA/G/ EG|FD DE|FD ED|
[B,B]E EF|GA/G/ FA|GB Ad|1 e2 e2:|2 eb ba||
|:ge fd|ed BA|Fd de|fg/f/ ef|
ge fd|ed BA|GB Ad|1 eb ba:|2 e2 e2||

Eleven 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.