John Clifford’s polka

Also known as Danny Green’s, Darby Cross, John Egan’s, John Egan’s No 2, The Scartaglen.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Behind The Bush In The Garden (a few times), Callaghan’s (a few times) and Going For Water (a few times).

John Clifford’s has been added to 1 tune set.

John Clifford's has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: John Clifford's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF A>d | BG B>d | Ad f>d | ed B/c/d/B/ |
AF A>d | BG B>d | Ad f>d | ed d2 :|
Ad f>g | fe ed | ef ga | ba f2 |
Ad f>g | fe ed | ef af | ed d2 :|
X: 2
T: John Clifford's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d>B |AF A>d | BG B>d | Ad fd | ed B/c/d/B/ |
AF/A/ Ad/A/ | BG Bd/B/ | Ad f>d | ed :|
|: d>B |Ad f>g | fe e>d | ef ga | ba f/g/a/f/ |
Ad ff/g/ | fe ee/d/ | ef af | ed :|
X: 3
T: John Clifford's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 A B/2c/2|d/2c/2B/2A/2 FD|FA A/2F/2D/2E/2| FE EF/2G/2|
|A2 A B/2c/2|d/2c/2B/2A/2 FD|FA d>e|fe d2:|
|:FA d>e|fe e>d|cA ce|dc BA|
|FA d>e|fe e>d|cA ce|d2 d>G:|
X: 4
T: John Clifford's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B/ |AF A2 | BG B2 | Ad fd | ed B/c/d/B/ |
AF AF/A/ | BG Bd/B/ | Ad fd | ed d3/ :|
|: B/ |Ad f>g | fe e>^d | ef ga | ba f/g/a/f/ |
Ad ff/g/ | fe e>^d | ef af | ed d3/ :|

Five comments

John Egan’s Polka

Here’s the third and last tune published in the autumn 2002 edition of Treoir, identified as John Egan’s. This one is a polka, but a different tune from the Egan’s polka that’s already in the database.

Some information about the author can be found under this reel, in the comments section:
https://thesession.org/tunes/909

This tune is not the "John Egan’s" that appears in the Moneymusk album. That one is a hornpipe.

“John Egan’s Polka” ~ another way with it

X: 1134
T: John Egan’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D Major
|: d>B |
AF A>d | BG B>d | Ad fd | ed B/c/d/B/ |
AF/A/ Ad/A/ | BG Bd/B/ | Ad f>d | ed :|
|: d>B |
Ad f>g | fe e>d | ef ga | ba f/g/a/f/ |
Ad ff/g/ | fe ee/d/ | ef af | ed :|

John Egan’s polka in M.Clarkson & Harry Bradley

X:1
T:John Egan’s Polka
T: From "Pleasure of Hope" by Michael Clarkson & Harry Bradley
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:polka
K:Dmaj
|:A2 A B/2c/2|d/2c/2B/2A/2 FD|FA A/2F/2D/2E/2| FE EF/2G/2|
|A2 A B/2c/2|d/2c/2B/2A/2 FD|FA d>e|fe d2:|
|:FA d>e|fe e>d|cA ce|dc BA|
|FA d>e|fe e>d|cA ce|d2 d>G:|