Annotation:'D' & 'A' Polka

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'D' & 'A' POLKA. AKA and see "Quadrille Polka (The)." American, Polka. D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'.

Source for notated version: Jehile Kirkhuff (Rush, Susquehanna County, Pa.) [Phillips]. Kirkhuff was born in the early years of the 20th century and spent most of his life in his home town of Rush, Pa. He did travel for a few fiddle contests in the mid-century and won the 1954 World Championship in Crockett, Texas, playing "Golden Slippers." He was recorded in his home by Alan Jabbour, Ed Berbaum and others, and was quite willing to share his music, although he lived in poverty, with no electricity or running water.

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 344.

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