Gan Ainm polka

Gan Ainm has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: c/B/ |AF dF | A2 AF | G>A Bc | e/f/e/d/ cB |
AF dF | A2 AF/A/ | G>A Bc | d2 d :|
|: d/e/ |fd ec | d/e/d/c/ BA | Be- ed | c>B c/B/A |
[1 f2 ef/e/ | dc BA | Be Bc | d2 d :|
[2 AF dF | A2 AF/A/ | G>A Bc | d3 |]
X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dB |AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | ed cB |
AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | d2 :|
|: de |fd ec | dc BA | Be ed | cB cA |
f2 e2 | dc BA | Be Bc | d2- :|
X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: c/B/ |AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | ed c/d/c/B/ |
A>F dF | A3 F/A/ | G>A Bc | d3 :|
|: d/e/ |f>d ec | dc BA | Be e/f/e/d/ | c>B c/B/A |
f2 ef/e/ | dc B/c/B/A/ | Be- eB/c/ | d2 d :|

Three comments

“Gan Ainm” ~ yet again

This one came up in a recent chat ~

Discussion: Name of Polka
# Posted on March 2nd 2008 by LagansLove.Com
~ /discussions/16910

& basic ~

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D Major
|: dB |\
AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | ed cB |
AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | d2 :|
|: de |\
fd ec | dc BA | Be ed | cB cA |
f2 e2 | dc BA | Be Bc | d2- :|

This version is without a 2nd ending, and it could be taken that way, but if my memory isn’t misfiring, I learned it with the second ending given. I have some suspicion I learned this one from some musicians from the U.S.A., who amongst other things also played Irish tunes, primarily for New England contras and quadrilles… I have been trying to chase up its name since the discussion first opened, along with a hornpipe that came along at the same time, but as yet, having played through a slew of things, no luck. My brain isn’t cooperating, probable less so with this lurgy and lost sleep (though I got some last night!) and I even did a quick check of a dozen printed collections and some of my own notes ~ but so far, nill… 😏

I haven’t given up though, as there are a few more things to sweep through over the next week. However, rather than wait for months, as I have before, I’ve learned that sometimes the help of friends gets there faster than I do. Mind you, I don’t mind the search, it’s spending time with old friends… I also have a sneaking suspicion there may have also been words with this one… I’m going to spend some time with an old friend and see if he starts singing while we give this one more air time… It’s a lovely tune and deserves to be shared, even as gan ainm. Thank you Mick (‘LagansLove.Com’)… 😉

~ some other possibilities

X: 1
T: gan ainm
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D Major
|: c/B/ |\
AF dF | A2 AF | GA Bc | ed c/d/c/B/ |
A>F dF | A3 F/A/ | G>A Bc | d3 :|
|: d/e/ |\
f>d ec | dc BA | Be e/f/e/d/ | c>B c/B/A |
f2 ef/e/ | dc B/c/B/A/ | Be- eB/c/ | d2 d :|

“Gan Ainm”

There was a time when most polkas seemed to be gan ainms, but our need to categorize has solved most of those, if by invention… 😉