Sonny’s mazurka

Also known as Auvergne Polka, Mazurka D’Auvergne, Skelton’s, Sonny’s No.63.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Sonny’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Sonny's has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Sonny's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GE |DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2|
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG| A2 G2 :|
|: Bc |d2 de dc |BA G2 AB |c2 cd cB | A3 A Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FA | A2 G2 :|
X: 2
T: Sonny's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 G2 GFGB | D2 B2 BABd | c2 cB AG FG | (3ABA (3GFE DCB,D | ~
X: 3
T: Sonny's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2 |
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG |[1 A2 G4 :|[2 A2 G2 Bc ||
|: d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FG |[1 A2 G2 Bc :|[2 A2 G4 |]
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2|
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG| A2 G2 :|
d2 de dc |BA G2 AB |c2 cd cB | A3 A Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FA | A2 G2 :|
X: 4
T: Sonny's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2|
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FA | G2 G2 :|
d2 de dc | B2 G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | B2 G2 AB | cB AG FA | G2 G2 :|
X: 5
T: Sonny's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2 |
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG |1 A2 G4 :|2 A2 G2 Bc |:
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FG |1 A2 G2 Bc :|2 A2 G4 ||

Nineteen comments

Sonny’s Mazurka No.63

I found this tune on a long-forgotten website some years ago, and haven’t been able to find it since. But this was the title given.
On the website it was a .gif file, and followed Mazurka Nos.1 and 2.
I thought, how odd that the next would be No.63, but chalked it up to "the Irish sense of humour."
I’ve never heard it anywhere else.
Can anybody help? Anybody know this tune from elsewhere?

? ? ? ~ & also played in the keys of A & D

Yes, I know this one, but not as ‘Sonny Brogan’s’. I’d be surprised it wasn’t here already, but I never cease to be surprised, which I think is a good thing. I’ll do some checking when I can and at least add another take on this if it isn’t already here… I suspect the numbering was done by the collector as a lark, or maybe a mistake they left remain…

& the barndance ~

This melody is also known as a barndance/schottische in 4/4 ~

D2 G2 GFGB | D2 B2 BABd | c2 cB AG FG | (3ABA (3GFE DCB,D | ~

I’ll check and see if it is already here, in one key or the t’other…

Crazy, I’m not finding either, in any of the three keys, straight or swung… Sorry, just stubborness, I had an inclination it was already on site here, in some form or key…

‘French’ origins? ~ It is a melody that has gotten passed around over time…

Here’s another transcription, from our ABC tutorial guru Steve Mansfield, but no mention as to where he picked this up, though I think it is in several printed collections, past and present… The two transcripts linked to are the same as that shown…

LeSession ~ Steve Mansfield
http://www.lesession.co.uk/index.htm

Music: Tune collections
http://www.lesession.co.uk/music/index.htm

Tune file from Le Grand Session de Manchester
http://www.lesession.co.uk/music/lgsdmweb.abc

86 British and French dance tunes from the repertoire of English ceilidh band Shake The Dice
http://www.lesession.co.uk/music/ShakeThe.abc

X: 131
T: Mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: GMaj
|: DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2 |
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG |[1 A2 G4 :|[2 A2 G2 Bc ||
|: d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FG |[1 A2 G2 Bc :|[2 A2 G4 |]

Very few differences from JD’s transcription. On the one given, I’d simplify it with lead-ins rather than 1st & 2nd endings, like so ~

X: 1
T: Mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Gmaj
|: GE |\
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2|
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG| A2 G2 :|
|: Bc |\
d2 de dc |BA G2 AB |c2 cd cB | A3 A Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FA | A2 G2 :|

I’ll look around and come back with some other takes on it…

French!!! ~ “The Massif Central Tune Book No.1”

Compiled by Mel Stevens
Drgaonfly Music, 1987

Tune #75: Mazurka ~ ‘gan ainm!’

I knew this was familiar. We used to play a set that included "Sonny Brogan’s", the one most are familiar with, and we did it in a set of three that included this French mazurka, and another… Am I guilty of the name confusion? :-/

In the early days of this site I had submitted some of those non-Irish tunes, this one included, and at the time, under a stricter regime and a tighter definition, those un-Irish things, though played in sets with Irish things and even ~ dare I say ~ in Ireland ~ went "POOF!" ~ and that includes this deal old melody.

No wonder I was deepening the furrows of my forehead and repeating "Huh!" & "Damn it, I know this!" But, hey, what’s new, eh? At least I got my answer… :-)

“The Massif Central Tune Book No.1” ~ for further comparison

Compiled by Mel Stevens
Drgaonfly Music, 1987

Tune #75: Mazurka ~ ‘gan ainm!’

X: 75
T: Mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Gmaj
|: z2 |\
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2|
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FA | G2 G2 :|
|: Bc |\
d2 de dc | B2 G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | B2 G2 AB | cB AG FA | G2 G2 :|

There are two in this series, two collections packed with lovely tunes. It is a shame the Dragonfly publications are no longer available…

Where’s me hair shirt and whip? ~ Mea culpa! ~ Mea culpa! ~ Mea culpa!

& NO!!! ~ I NEVER CALLED IT "SONNY BROGAN’S" ~ it was just something we put alongside "Sonny’s Mazurka"… :-/

"Sonny’s / Sonny Brogan’s / Johnny Doherty’s /
Vincent Campbell’s ~ (etc…) Mazurka"
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 2nd 2006 by AlBrown.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5476

Another melody that takes the name can also be found here, and the two can also be found together ~

"The Irish / Sonny’s ~ (etc…) Mazurka"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 2nd 2003 by Trevor Jennings.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1276

:-(

Forgive me Kenny & slainte & ~ damn foreign influences… 8-)

Duplicated

I have posted this mazurka a few year ago: https://thesession.org/tunes/3522

Jim-san, we have played this tune several times in Tokyo, and I always forgot to ask where you learnt it. I picked it up off Mayo flute player Paul Smyth’s recording. I’ve never heard it anywhere else. Anyway, we play the same version of the same tune whatever it’s called, and wherever we heard.

‘c’, I’m not a purist snob.

;-)

I know Hiro, dear friend, I know… I’m just ribbing you… I thought this was already here, I’m glad you have confirmed it…

Whew, no wonder no attempt to find it worked… No worry, others have done worse with this one, slamming all the notes together in a bar and even notating it as 3/8.

Check your mail Hiro… ( X fingers crossed! )

Thanks, sleuths all!

Perhaps this is where I got it, right on, ceolachan — Steve Mansfield’s site lesession.co.uk, repertoire of Eng. ceili band Shake the Dice.
The "Brogan’s" and .gif file I claim to have seen were my memory fabrications.
Hmm.. already wearing my hair shirt. Where’s me whip?

X: 63
T:Mazurka
T:Sonny’s Mazurka
M:3/4
L:1/8
R:Mazurka
N:http://www.lesession.co.uk
Z:Steve Mansfield 1998-2001
K:G
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG | AG FE D2 |
DG GF GB | DB BA Bd | cB AG FG |1 A2 G4 :|2 A2 G2 Bc |:
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | c2 cd cB | A4 Bc |
d2 de dc | BA G2 AB | cB AG FG |1 A2 G2 Bc :|2 A2 G4 ||

Thanks ceolachan with the final edit, improved lead-ins rather than 1st & 2nd endings for my abc setting.

And Slainte, I raise a toast to your many steadfast postings, with apology since you posted it earlier. My abc-search didn’t turn it up, possibly because of the slightly diffrerent phrasing. But I’ve answered your question now..

You are excused for missing the session tonight..! ;-)

Don’t let him off so lightly Jimmy…

I used to play this tune on the Hurdy Gurdy during the seventies. Iearned it off an lp of music from the Auvergne by the French group ‘Gentiane’ which was one of the vehicles for Bernard Blanc and Jean Blanchard.

Posted .

“Skelton’s Mazurka” / “Sonny’s Mazurka No. 63” ~ the earlier submission

Also known as ~ "Dziekowice", "Mazurka Auvergnate", "Mazurka De Bar"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on September 11th 2004 by slainte.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3522

"Mazurka De Barbary" ~ cut off at ‘Bar’ just previous…