Tunbridge Beauties polka

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One setting

X: 1
T: Tunbridge Beauties
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
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g2d>e|d/c/B/A/ G/A/B/c/|dd AB|A/G/F/E/ DE/F/|GG AB|cB/A/ Bc/d/|ef g/f/d|1 e>d ef:|e2e2||

Six comments

Great tune!

I really enjoy the way Boldwood plays this tune - with bounce and lift, like English country should be played. Not like the staid stuff we’re used to hearing in the States. http://myspace.com/boldwood

Tunbridge Beauties

I like it, and listened to the clips. I admire artists who actually put up whole album tracks on MySpace, wish more did. I particularly liked Boldwood’s treatment of “The Shepherd And Shepherdess” on the same site - want to learn that one!

Good tune - good band

This is one of the nicest English bands I have heard for a long time. Have you any more info. on the tune ‘barrysmith90’? its origin, date/period. It has the feel of a tune from a collection of courtly dances such as Fallibroome/Playford etc.

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According to Barnes

I’ll field your question, Hetty. Peter Barnes - vol. 2, page 133. He cites Playford, 1728.

Boldwood play it in a set with https://thesession.org/tunes/8412 (Galloway Girth).

I don’t have the album with me at the moment, but a lot of the tracks on their album are from unpublished manuscripts in the Vaughan Williams Library, Cecil Sharp House.

Have not come across it as a Playford tune but am pleased my hunch was correct. The V W library further confirms my instincts.
Thanks again.

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