September The Fourth polka

Also known as The Chamelion, September The 4th.

September The Fourth has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: September The Fourth
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E E/D/ E/F/ G/A/| B B/A/ B/G/ E| c B/A/ B/G/ E|F G A G/F/|
E E/D/ E/F/ G/A/| B B/A/ B/G/ E| c B/A/ B/G/ E|F G A2||
e c B2 |c B/A/ B/G/ E|c B/A/ B/G/ E|F G A2|
e c B2 |c B/A/ B/G/ E|c B/A/ B/G/ E/F/|G F E2 ||

Four comments

Legend has it that a musician from Hunter’s Moon Morris was playing this tune at a practise session, having arrived early, when two dancers came in and made up a dance to it.
As the date was September the fourth, that’s the name they gave to the dance. I think the tune may have another name, but I can’t find out what it is.
Its a lovely tune with a haunting quality to it, and when you play it for dancers it’s quite hypnotic.

September The Fourth

Shouldn’t the time be 2/4, and renamed as a polka? Alternatively, double the lengths of all the notes and let it remain as a reel.

Oops!

Yep, you’re right….I’m not very good at this abc lark…….there, fixed it!

Re: September The Fourth

Here’s the same notes as setting number one above, written as a reel.
X:1
T: September The Fourth
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:E2 ED EFGA| B2 BA BG E2| c2 BA BG E2|1F2G2 A2GF:|2F2G2 A4|
e2c2 B4 |c2 BA BG E2|c2 BA BG E2|F2G2 A4|
e2c2 B4 |c2 BA BG E2|c2 BA BG EF|G2 F2 E4|