Buddy Furey's Polka

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X:1 T: Buddy Furey's S: M. Mulvihill Q: 250 R: polka Z:Transcribed by Bill Black M: 2/4 L: 1/8 K: A e/d/ | cA A/B/c/A/ | dB Be/d/ | cA A/B/c/A/ | BE Ee/d/ | cA A/B/c/A/ | dB Be/d/ | cA/c/ BE | A2 A :| B | ce ee | f>g a/f/e/d/ | ce ec | B>c d/c/B/A/ | ce ee | f>g a/f/e/d/ | cA/c/ BE | A2 A :||



BUDDY FUREY'S/FURY'S POLKA (Polca Bhodaí Uí Fhoirréidh). Irish, Polka. A Mixolydian (Breathnach): A Major (Black, Mulvihill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Buddy Fury was a musician from County Limerick; the title is Mulvihill's, from the first musician he heard play the tune. The first strain is cognate with that of the sword dance tune "Three Jolly Sheepskins (2)", though the second strains differ.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Martin Mulvihill (Bronx, New York) [Black, Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 328, p. 175. Breathnach (CRE III), 1985; No. 71, p. 35. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 7, p. 113 (appears as "Buddy Fury's Polka").

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet Records SIF 1012, "Martin Mulvihill" (1978).




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