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BILL SULLIVAN'S. AKA and see "Denis Murphy's Polka," "Micky Chewing Bubblegum." Irish, Polka. A Major (Mallinson, Taylor): G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Terry "Cuz" Teahan as a youngster prior to leaving Ireland for America. Philippe Varlet says that Teahan composed the tune while still taking lessons with the great Sliabh Luachra fiddler Pádraig O'Keeffe. O'Keeffe liked the composition and continued to teach it after Teahan's departure, and it eventually circulated among local musicians; hence the name "Bill Sullivan's," for a local player who popularized it. Teahan's tune originally had a third part, but it was dropped in popular playing in Ireland. Some have noticed similarities with the Scottish tune "Stumpie/Stumpey."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Mallinson (100 Polkas), 1997; No. 66, p. 25. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 3), 2007; p. 35. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 61, p. 47. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 7.

Recorded sources : - CCF2, Cape Cod Fiddlers - "Concert Collection II" (1999). Green Linnet GLCD 3009, Kevin Burke - "If the Cap Fits" (1978. Learned from County Cork accordion player Jackie Daly). Shaskeen - "My Love is in America." CEF 057, "Jackie Daly & Séamus Creagh" (1977).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Jackie Daly and Séamus Creagh's recording on Soundcloud [2]

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