Enkronaspolskan slip jig

Also known as Enkrona, One Crown, The One Crown Polska, Polska (Bakmes) Efter Omas Ludvig Larson, Polska Bakmes Efter Omas Ludvig Larson, Polska Efter Omas Ludvig Larson.

Enkronaspolskan has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Enkronaspolskan
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E2e3d e2B|d3 B2d c2B|A2^G ABc dBc|A2^G ABc ABG|
E2e2d2 e2B|d3 B2d c2B|A2^G ABc dBc|AB^G A3-A2G:|
|:E3-E2^G ABc|d2c2Ac B2A|^G2^F GA2 B2c|A2^G ABc ABG|
E2^G ABc d2d-|d2c2Ac B2A|^G2^F GA2 B2c|AB^G A3-A2G:|
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X: 2
T: Enkronaspolskan
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A2,A3B c2d|B3 e2d c2B|A2B cde ^fde|c2B cde cdB|\
A2A2B2 c2d|B3 e2^f e2d|c2B cde ^fde|cdB A3-A2B:|
|:A3-A2B cde|^f2e2ce d2c|B2A Bc2 d2e|c2B cde cdB|\
A2B cde ^f2f-|^f2e2ce d2c|B2A Bc2 d2e|cdB A3-A2B:|
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X: 3
T: Enkronaspolskan
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: E>e- e>d e>B | d2 B>d c>B | A>^G (3ABc (3dBc | A>^G (3ABc (3ABG |
(3E2e2d2 e>B | d2 B>d c>B | A>^G (3ABc (3dBc | (3AB^G A4 :|
|: E2- E>^G (3ABc | d>c- cA/c/ B>A | ^G>^F G<A B>c | A>^G (3ABc (3ABG |
E>^G (3ABc d>d- | d>c- cA/c/ B>A | ^G>^F G<A B>c | (3AB^G A4 :|

Thirty-nine comments

A Polska from Dalarna, Sweden, after Omas Per. This version comes from the playing of fiddler Ola Bäckström.

By looking at the notes used, you can tell that it was originally written for the Swedish backpipe, the Säckpipa. Music for the Säckpipa is tradionally written in A-melodic minor..

The lowest note on the chanter is the E: so the scale looks like this:

E F# G# A B c d e

This is sometimes known as ‘Swedish A’.

The stress on this kind of Polska falls on beats one and three (that’s what you’d have to tap if you were playing for dancers).

Speed is at something around 135-140.

Mind the syncopation - Swedes have a rather peculiar sense of time and rhythm…this is high science!

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Beg yer pardon - speed should be 125-130, of course.

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Here’s a harmony line to go with the tune.

As it’s rather unlikely that this will be played on a Säckpipa, you could also try to play F nat. instead of F#, and/or transpose the harmony down by one octave.

X: 1
T: Enkronaspolskan (Harmony)
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 3/8=128
C: Trad. Sweden
R: Polska
K: Am

A2,A3B c2d|B3 e2d c2B|A2B cde ^fde|c2B cde cdB|\
A2A2B2 c2d|B3 e2^f e2d|c2B cde ^fde|cdB A3-A2B:|

|:A3-A2B cde|^f2e2ce d2c|B2A Bc2 d2e|c2B cde cdB|\
A2B cde ^f2f-|^f2e2ce d2c|B2A Bc2 d2e|cdB A3-A2B:|

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OMG…this is hilarious…backpipes…I wish I could delete this…

Should be bagpipes, of course 8-)

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BTW: Yes - Polskas are usually transcribed in 3/4…

This makes perfect sense with Slängpolskas, but some other forms (like this one here),,,well, I like to scribble them down in 9/8 instead of 3/4. Comes much closer to the original phrasing.

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Blah

What is this swedish tune doing on this webpage? LOL, why not throw a couple of Klezmer tunes over here as well….

Lyargutten - Search before you post! ;-)

Want some more?

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MarioBros

Stop posting those tunes here, this isn’t the place for Jamaica bongo tunes etc… Use the webpage for irish trad music, and don’t destroy it with other sh*t.

Thanks

Thanks for that tune Mario, I like it a lot!

Gian Marco, don’t encourage him.

ehm… I just transcribed one Aborigen tune for didjeridoo..can i post it?

See, Lyargutten, I do post some…er…outlandish music (as you might just as well have called it),. And I do post some irish music. Now…

I know for a fact that there is a good number of people who actually like to play the occasional non-Irish tune (beware!).

If I were to post only foreign stuff, I could very well understand your objections, but as it is…

Well, there will alway be people like you: the keepers of the flame. Those who have seen the light. Who know it all. The purists. People like you will inevitably end up in the ranks of the session police. Which is just where you guys belong. The only problem is that the likes of you are giving other people - primarily those with a broader interest in music than you - a hard time, and this out of mere intolerance.

Gian Marco: why, sure! Let ‘em come! ;-) And please: don’t say you’re sorry like this… when you aren’t! 8-)

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hmmmmmmm… 8-)

“Polska (Bakmes) efter Omas Ludvig Larson” ~ those dots to ABCs

X: 2
T: Polska (Bakmes) efter Omas Ludvig Larson
T: Enkronaspolskan
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: polska
K: a minor
|: E>e- e>d e>B | d2 B>d c>B | A>^G (3ABc (3dBc | A>^G (3ABc (3ABG |
(3E2e2d2 e>B | d2 B>d c>B | A>^G (3ABc (3dBc | (3AB^G A4 :|
|: E2- E>^G (3ABc | d>c- cA/c/ B>A | ^G>^F G<A B>c | A>^G (3ABc (3ABG |
E>^G (3ABc d>d- | d>c- cA/c/ B>A | ^G>^F G<A B>c | (3AB^G A4 :|

Reply to Mario

Well, there will alway be people like you: the keepers of the flame. Those who have seen the light. Who know it all. The purists. People like you will inevitably end up in the ranks of the session police. Which is just where you guys belong. The only problem is that the likes of you are giving other people - primarily those with a broader interest in music than you - a hard time, and this out of mere intolerance.
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Mario, this is the place for Irish traditional music… That’s what this webpage is about. You don’t know anything about me and my music-interests, so shut it. I’m only saying that those foreign tunes don’t belong on this webpage, there’s a place for everything. Why not post it on a different site? I wish people could respect that.

And by the way, you’re just as generalizing as I am.

Return

Lyargutten: maybe you’re right, and I have been generalizing. Well, I’m pretty sure you are. Nobody’s perferct, that’s for sure. Of course I don’t know anything about you. I never met you, and I never talked to you before. All I could do was to judge you by your words. Prime time!

But now, just for a minute, let’s make away with all those personal prejudices: Yes! This page is mainly intended to host Irish traditional music. Right. But as you might have observed (like it or not), there is by now a constant exchange of traditions going on. Lots of Irish musicans playing tunes from…say…Brittany, France (not the same thing as Brittany!), Spain - or…well, even as far away as the Balkans or Russia. And vice versa. You have artists from all over the world (most of them firmly rooted in their own tradition, mind you!) performing music from Ireland or planet Claire and elsewhere.

All (or, at least, most of) the tunes I submitted here have been, or are still performed in Irish sessions - or even in concert settings - by musicans hailing not only from Germany (which is - sweet Jesus! - just where I come from), but also from Ireland(!), Brittany, Spain, France - and even Israel.

Talk about Lunasa. Or Kevin Burke. Sing Paddy McSherry. Can you say Flook?

Granted, you might say that some of this sh1te is just boygroups (yeah, Kevin, John and Paddy aren’t exactly boygroups, I owe you this) with some wannabe-ethnic background gone bananas. Talk about opinions (no, let’s NOT talk about taste just now!).

As I said before: I could very well understand your complaints if all the tunes I submitted so far came from somewhere abroad. But they don’t.

And THERE ARE musicans right here on this very site, who appreciate some of this ‘outlandish’ stuff. Just to enrich their reportoire. Broaden their scope. I have been told that Jeremy (remember, the guy who designed and maintains this site) entertains a passion for music from eastern Europe (wide scope, man!).

And I’m definitely not destroying this site with these tunes. You don’t seem to have much trust in The Session…! By far the majority of the music posted here is from Ireland (Ok. Scotland as well). A couple of wayward submissions won’t do this site no harm. But some people will like it.

So let’s be through and done with it. I don’t want you no harm, and I take it that you don’t want to cut my throat as well. You don’t, do you…?

One never knows… 8-)

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Ceolachan: good to see you’re back!

I was waiting for you to comment on my 9/8 transcription…! ;.)

And I’m glad that you like it it!

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Darn it…I’m alway getting the smileys wrong…

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Er…Gian Marco…just HOW do you transcribe music for the Didgeridoo? Plain sheets - or some kind of tab? ;-)

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sheets = sheet = dots, so sheets = sh*t…right?

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Mario, it seems you still don’t understand what this website is about.

Yeah…ITM. ITM. ITM.

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Mario

Mario, I’m really not interested in bashing you. But the way I see it, there’s a big difference between a new reel composed by some-one in Lunasa (or whatever) and a swedish/norwegian polska. I mean, I could never even dream about hearing someone play a pols/springar (as we call them in Norway) in an Irish session. To me that just feels wrong. I guess I have the right to disagree with you, just as you feel I’m being too narrow-minded about this.

I mean, I have no problems about other styles of music… I also like to play a springar sometimes. But…

But…whatever! Cheers mate..

Irish polskas ~

Lyargutten ~ all I can say, or confess, is that things ‘Nordic’, like the polska and springar and beyond ~ have had air in Eire, and not just by the regular visits of folks from those Northern realms, pre and post Christian Ireland… There are even a few Hardanger fiddles floating about on the Emerald Isle…and not limited to just that… 8-)

ITM & ITA ~ Irish Traditional Appreciation

The Irish have generally been open in their appreciation of a good tune, wherever it came from…

LOL…Of all the members of this board…

…I have to bump into a Norwegian with my little Polska…! :)

Well, to finish this off: I respect your opinion. I really do. It’s just that I’ve come accross the odd nordic tune on quite a number of sessions (and I’m not talking about the ones I started - I swear! 8-)) and they didn’t really sound out of context. Depends on the choosen material, I guess.

Anway…up ya boya! ;-)

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"The Irish have generally been open in their appreciation of a good tune, wherever it came from…" maybe so - but they don’t generally play them in their sessions, in my experience. Do you ever imagine Tommy Peoples or the Kilfenora Ceili Band playing this ?

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I’ve travelled around in Ireland many times, but never come across odd nordic tunes. Tommy Peoples and Kevin Burke may play this kind of tunes in public, but I doubt they would do all night long.

"…but I doubt they would do all night long."

Now, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t do that either. No way. That’s just what I try to say by using words like ‘odd’ and ‘occasional’.

Addendum (yes, I do sometimes repeat myself by way of cross-commenting): the first time I was ever exposed to Swedish music was years ago at the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo. And it was an Irish fiddler (Belfast, I believe, but my memory is a little fogged after all those years) who started the tunes.

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Just never mind, he doesn’t get our point.

Well, obviously. My bad.

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Ola Bäckström is wonderful…his playing is incredible. Thanks for posting this tune.

Yo, mehitabel23, you’re my man - but don’t tell it to anybody!

Well, you’re right: Ola is fantastic. His solo album is one of the best fiddle recordings ever made. Simple as it gets. Full stop.

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