The Happy polka

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Happy has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Happy has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Happy
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af .bf|.af .ba|ge/g/ e/g/e/g/|
.ge ce|1 .ba ((3.gfe)|.ba ((3.gfe):|2 .ba ((3.gfe)|d2 ag||
f2>.f2|e2 d2|(B/c/d) ef|ba.af|1 g2>.g2|dc Bc|
BA FA:|2 g/a/g/a/ g/a/g/a/|f/a/f/a/ f/a/f/a/|eA Bc|dz bz||
2
X: 2
T: The Happy
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af .bf|.af .ba|ge/g/ e/g/e/g/|
.ge ce|1 .ba ((3.gfe)|.ba ((3.gfe):|2 .ba ((3.gfe)|d2 ag||
f2>.f2|e2 d2|(B/c/d) ef|ba.af|1 .g2gg|f2 e2|
dcBc|BAFA:|2 g/a/g/a/ g/a/g/a/|f/a/f/a/ f/a/f/a/|eA Bc|dz bz||
3
X: 3
T: The Happy
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af/a/ f/a/f/a/|.af .bf|.af .ba|ge/g/ e/g/e/g/|
.ge ce|1 .ba .g/f/e|.ba .g/f/e:|2 .ba .g/f/e|d2 ag||
f2>.f2|e2 d2|(B/c/d) ef|ba.af|1 g3b|f2 e2|
dcBc|BAFA:|2 g/a/g/a/ g/a/g/a/|f/a/f/a/ f/a/f/a/|eA Bc|dz bz||
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Five comments

This is the second polka in the first track of the Cnoc Bui CD by Conal O’Grada. I transcribed it from the CD - the staccato markings are, of course, not staccato, but rather a way to indicate where I think Conal is cutting.

I really like the echo effect of the first two bars (and the related other phrases in the tune…). Effectively a trill, but a rhythmic and percussive one?

I’m working on getting this one into the repertoire with the preceeding Church street polka as a set.

Missing a bar

B part, after bar 1 in 1st ending: | f2 e2 |

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Re: The Happy

Another slight change: I don’t think they’re triplets in bars 7 and 8. I also hear one bar differently in the second half.

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Re: The Happy

On the Cnoc Bui CD Conal is playing an Eb flute (I think) for this track. Awesome set.