The Upperchurch polka

Also known as The Upperchurch #2, The Upperchurch Polka #2, The Upperchurch Polka No. 2, The Upperchurch Polkas No. 2, The Upperchurch Polkas.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Upperchurch has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Upperchurch has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Upperchurch
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A/B/A/|GD GA|B2 B/c/B/A/|GD GA|B3 d/e/|
ed BG|A2- A/A/B/d/|ed B/c/A|1 G2- G/:|2 G3||
|:B/d/|gg ge|ff fd|ed/e/ fe|d2- d/d/^c/d/|
ed BG|A2- A/A/B/d/|1 ed BA|G3:|2 ed B/c/A|G/A/G/F G/||
2
X: 2
T: The Upperchurch
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/A/|GD GA|B2 B/c/B/A/|GD GA|B2 B^c/d/|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|ed B/c/B/A/|G2 G:|
|:B/d/|gg/a/ ge|ff/g/ fd|e^d/e/ f/g/f/e/|d2 d^c/d/|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|1 ed B/c/B/A/|G2 G:|2 ed BA|G2- G||
3
X: 3
T: The Upperchurch
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B>A|GD GA|B2 B>A|GD GA|B2 B^c/d/|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|ed BA|G2:|
|:Bd|g>f ge|f>e fd|e>f ge|d2 dB/d/|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|1 ed BA|G2:|2 ed ef|g2g2||
4
X: 4
T: The Upperchurch
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GD GA|B2 Bc/A/|GD GA|B2 B>d|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|ed BA|1 G2 GA:|2 G2 Bd||
|:g2 ge|f2 fd|ec/e/ ge|d2 d2|
ed BG|A2 AB/d/|ed BA|1 G2 Bd:|2 G2 GB/A/||
5
X: 5
T: The Upperchurch
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AE AB|c2 c d/B/|AE AB|c2 c>e|
fe cA|B2 B c/e/|fe cB|1 A2 AB:|2 A2 ce||
|:a2 af|g2 ge|f=f/^f/ af|e2 cB/A/|
fe cA|B2 B c/d//e//|fe cB|1 A2 cd/e/:|2 A2 Ac/B/||

Seven comments

The Upperchurch, X:3

This version comes from the Greenbriar Slow Session in Boston, where it is commonly played after the other Upperchurch (https://thesession.org/tunes/904). The polkas are a well liked set that I am told hail from Tipperary, and apparently the town was home to a ceili band as well as several session members knew this one from playing with them.
I love them but have some difficulty finding other tunes to play with them — they aren’t quite Sliabh Luachra polkas, nor Sligo, nor marches… I guess some tunes are just meant to be played in duos (cue Danny Ab’s for one…)

Second ending in B part as posted is meant to show final ending when played last in a set.