## Four comments

### “Tom Mhic’s No. 2” ~ based on the playing of Brendan Begley

This transcription, in order to offer some other options, varies from the basic take on the tune by Brendan Begley in bars 5 & 6 of the A-part and 5 - 8 of the B-part. Begley’s basic take has the same final 2 bars, 7 - 8, in agreement, as the ending for both parts…

~ | AB ce | d2 d :|

Simplifying the A-part further ~

|: AB cd | ed c>B | AB cd | e2 ec |

A>B cd | ed cB | A>B ce | d2 d2 :|

This is another tune that is very familiar and that I was surprised I hadn’t found on site here. So, if you do find it, let me know and I’ll mover this information to the earlier submission… ;-)

### “Tom Mhic’s No. 2” ~ in G

X: 1

T: Tom Mhic’s No. 2

M: 2/4

L: 1/8

R: polka

K: Gmaj

|: F/E/ |\

DE FG | AG F/G/F/E/ | DE FG | A2 A/B/A/F/ |

DE FG | AG F/G/F/E/ | DE FA | G2 G :|

|: B |\

dB AG | B2 A2 | DE FG | A2 AB |

dB AG | B2 A2 | DE FA | G2 G :|

This is a great early tune for beginners, in its most basic form, but let’s not fall into that trap of ignorance of mistaking that polkas are only for beginning and beginners… 8-)