Traditional Irish Music
Anyone know the name of this polka (if it has one)?
This is the first of a set of three polkas that we learned from Maurice O'Keeffe of Kiskeam; he didn't have a name for it, so neither do we, alas.
What were the other two? And what order did you play them?
Your tune is the first. The second one is also untitled; the third one Maurice calls "The Bloody Drunken Peeler", and in Scotland it's known as "Rob Roy's March" or "MacGregor's March". I don't have recordings handy, so I hope you're okay with ABCs :
T:Maurice O'Keeffe's (2)
cd|:e>f ec|A2 Af|ec/e/ f/e/c/B/|cB Bc|e>f ec|A2 a>f|ec/e/ f/e/c/B/|cA Ac:|
Ac ec|de a2|Ac ec/e/|dc Bc/B/|Ac ec|de a>f|ec/e/ f/e/c/B/|cA A2:|
T:Maurice O'Keeffe's (3)
T:The Bloody Drunken Peeler
T:Rob Roy's March
N:Scottish titles from Nigel Gatherer
A>B A>B|Ad dc|B>c B>c|Be Bd|A>B A>B|Ad dc|BA B/A/B/c/|1d2 dB:|
2d2 de|:f2 fe|fB BA|Be e>f|ed BA|f>g fe|fB BA|Be B/A/B/c/|1d2 de:|2d2 d2||
Thanks Paul! ABC's are fine.
The Drunken Sailor? a version