Tom Mhic’s polka

Also known as The Dingle, Ina’s, Poll Faoi Chnoc, Tom Mhic’s No. 2.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Tom Mhic’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Tom Mhic's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Tom Mhic's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:c/B/|AB cd|ed c/d/c/B/|AB cd|ed e/f/e/c/|
A>B cd|ed c>B|AB ce|d2 d:|
|:f|af ed|f2 e2|AB cd|e2 ef|
a>f ed|fg/f/ e2|AA/B/ ce|d2- d:|
2
X: 2
T: Tom Mhic's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AB cd|ed c>B|AB cd|e2 ec|
A>B cd|ed cB|A>B ce|d2 d2:|
|:af ed|f2 e2|AB cd|e2 ef|
a>f ed|fg/f/ e2|AB ce|d2 d2:|
3
X: 3
T: Tom Mhic's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
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:|
4
X: 4
T: Tom Mhic's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DE FG|AG FE|DE FG|A2 A2|
DE FG|AG FE|DE FA|G2 G2:|
|:dB AG|B2 A2|DE FG|A2 A2|
dB AG|B2 A2|DE FA|G2 G2:|

Five 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… 😎