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 d3/2:|
|: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 d3/2:|
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.