Blackwater Polka (1)

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X: 1 T: Blackwater Polka [1] C: traditional O: Ireland R: Polka Z: transcribed and arranged by Frank Weber S: learned from Josephine Marsh's album D: 1978: Denis Doody (1937-2007): Kerry Music D: 1996: Josephine Marsh: Josephine Marsh D: 2004: Beoga: A Lovely Madness D: 2007: Kieran Fahy: Man from the West - Irish Fiddle D: 2010: Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: The Living Stream D: 2011: The Friday Night Sessions - Traditional Music from Glasgow D: 2012: Tina Jordan Rees: F�istastic D: 2012: Trasn�: One for the Road D: 2014: Tom Togher: The Best of Irish Traditional Music (Compilation) D: 2014: Tullamore Celtic Band: Tr� D: 2015: Gordon McLeod & Matt Cranitch: Just Fiddlin' D: 2015: Katie Grennan & John Williams: Between Worlds N: Chords: | G - | G - | Am - | Am D | N: | G - | G - | Am D | G G :| N: | C - | G - | C - | Am D | N: | C - | G - | C - | G G | N: | C - | G - | C - | Am D | N: | G - | G - | Am D | G G |] M: 2/4 L: 1/8 Q: 1/4=140 F:http://www.piper-frank.de/tunebook/trad/abc/paddys_polka_2.txt 2021-02-14 020647 UT K: G major % 1 sharp N: N: Tune only: N: N: E | D>E GA | Bd B2 | AG/A/ BA | AG EG | N: D>E GA | Bd B2 | AG/A/ BA | G2 G :| N: d | g2 e2 | dB d2 | G>A BA | AG EG | N: g2 e2 | dB d2 | G>A BA | G2 G2 | N: g2 e2 | dB d2 | G>A BA | AG EG | N: D>E GA | Bd B2 | AG/A/ BA | G2 G |] N: N: Tune with Chords: N: E | "G" D>E GA | "G" Bd B2 | "Am" AG/A/ BA | "Am" AG "D" EG | "G" D>E GA | "G" Bd B2 | "Am" AG/A/ "D" BA | "G" G2 "G" G :| d | "C" g2 e2 | "G" dB d2 | "C" G>A BA | "Am" AG "D" EG | "C" g2 e2 | "G" dB d2 | "C" G>A BA | "G" G2 "G" G2 | "C" g2 e2 | "G" dB d2 | "C" G>A BA | "Am" AG "D" EG | "G" D>E GA | "G" Bd B2 | "Am" AG/A/ "D" BA | "G" G2 "G" G |]



BLACKWATER (POLKA) [1]. AKA and see "Glencollins Polka (The)," "Paddy's Polka (2)," "Sonny Sweeney's," "Sweeney's Polka (2)." Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The English name Blackwater is the exact equivalent of the Celtic Douglas. Numerous streams and rivers have been named 'blackwater' throughout England, Ireland and Scotland. In this case the title refers to the Blackwater River that divides Counties Cork and Kerry in southern Ireland, and which has its origins in the Sliabh Luachra region. Dónal Hickey (Stone Mad for Music, 1999) describes a local postman, the late Timmy Curney O'Sullivan, of Ballydesmond in the Sliabh Luachra region of County Kerry and Cork. O'Sullivan was known to sing and spin yarns in local pubs and, inspired by the river, would recite:


It rushes forth with its incarnation,
Through rocky cascades it rushes down
And ceases not its agitation
'Till it reaches King Williamstown


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Taylor (Where's the Crack?), 1989; p. 28.

Recorded sources : - Mulligan LUN 019, Denis Doody - "Kerry Music" (1978).




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