Connie Flemming’s polka

Also known as Jack Reedy’s, Now She’s Purring.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Connie Flemming’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Connie Flemming’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Connie Flemming's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Connie Flemming's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ | G2 G>A | Bd eg | B2 B/c/B/A/ | GE ED |
G/A/G/F/ G>A | B/c/d ed | eg ag/f/ | g2 g :|
|: B/d/ | g>a bb/a/ | gf ed | B/c/B/A/ B>A | GF ED |
[1 g>a b>a | gf/g/ ed | B/c/B/A/ Bd | g2 g :|
[2 G>F G>A | B/c/d ed | e/f/g aa/f/ | g2- g |]
2
X: 2
T: Connie Flemming's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ga ag/a/ | gf ed | B2 B/c/B/A/ | BE ED |
G>F GA | B/c/d ed | e/f/g af | g2 g2 :|
|: G2 G2 | Bd eg | B2 BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | eg af | g2 g2 :|
|: g2 ga | gf ed | B2 BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | eg af | g2 g2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Connie Flemming's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 GA | Bd e/f/g | B2 B>A | GE ED |
G>F GA | Bd ed | e/f/g/e/ af | g2 g2 :|
|: g2 ag/a/ | gf ed | B2 B/c/B/A/ | GE ED |
G>F GA | B/c/d/B/ ed | e/f/g/e/ af | g2 g2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Connie Flemming's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A/ |D2 DE | FA B/c/d | F2 F>E | F/G/A Bd |
D2 DE | F/G/A/F/ BA | B/c/d ec | d2 d3/ :|
|: c/ |d2 e2 | d/e/d/c/ BA | F2 F/G/F/E/ | D[B,F] [B,B][A,A] |
D2 D[C/E/]D/ | F/G/A BA | Bd e/d/c | d2 d3/ :|
5
X: 5
T: Connie Flemming's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GA | Bd ed | B2 BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | e/f/g/e/ af | g2 g2 :|
g>a ba | gf ed | B>c BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | e/f/g/e/ af | g2 g2 :|

Six comments

"Connie Flemming’s Polka" ~ another transcription can be found here:

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra:
Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994

Pages 84 & 85, tune #145: "Connie Flemming’s"

There’s no 1st and 2nd ending with this transcription. The second ending given above is the last 4 bars of the B-part, first time and on the repeat, or, giving some other possibilities:

|: ga ag/a/ | gf ed | B2 B/c/B/A/ | BE ED |
G>F GA | B/c/d ed | e/f/g af | g2 g2 :|

Here’s the tune simplified ~

X: 2
T: Connie Flemming’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: G2 G2 | Bd eg | B2 BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | eg af | g2 g2 :|
|: g2 ga | gf ed | B2 BA | GE ED |
G2 GA | Bd ed | eg af | g2 g2 :|

"Connie Fleming’s Polka"

Learned from the playing of Johnny O’Leary…

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"

Edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
ISBN: 1-874675-42-2

"Connie Fleming’s Polka" - pages 84 & 85, tune #145

For another transcription…

Re: Connie Fleming’s

Hi Ceolachan, I’ve removed the link to JOL’s book because 145 is Connie Fleming’s Slide. (The index is in error) I didn’t track down the polka in the book, but it might be lurking.

Re: Connie Flemming’s in JOL book

It turns out there is a printing error in JOL’s book in the 2nd edition - Tune 145 has Tune 146, Mick Duggan’s slide repeated there. The first edition does indeed have Connie Fleming’s polka as 145. I’ll reinstate the link.