Clow Bank

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CLOW BANK. AKA - "Tip Top Polka." English, North-West Morris Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Tune for a polka step dance and is employed by the dancers of the Pennine town of Bacup, Lancashire. The melody has been attributed to Moravian composer, conductor and impresario Max Maretzek (1821-1897), composed about 1850, and published by Edward L. Walker of Philadelphia.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Wade (Mally's North West Morris Book), 1988; p. 31.

Recorded sources:




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