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HELENA POLKA. American, Polka. D Major ('A' and 'C' parts), A Major ('B' part) & G Major ('D' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'BB'CDD'. The melody was recorded in 1923 by the 'Peasant Band', a Victor recording studios group. It is among the most popular of polkas, recorded often by many artists, including the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra and Lawrence Welk.
Source for notated version: Vivian Williams (Washington) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 348.
Recorded sources: Voyager CD 328, "Kenny Hall and the Long Haul String Band."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources