Tom Mhic’s polka

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

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

Tom Mhic's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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 :|
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 :|
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 :|

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-)