Honeymoon Polka (The)

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HONEYMOON (POLKA), THE. AKA and see "Honeymoon Hornpipe." Canadian, Polka. Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island. A Major, G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. The melody was first recorded in Montreal in 1935 by fiddler Hugh A. MacDonald [1] (1889-1976), of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. According to his granddaughter, fiddler Kendra MacGillivray, it is believed that a man from Westville, Nova Scotia, wrote many of the polkas that Hugh A. used to play.

Source for notated version: Sterling Baker (b. mid-1940's, Morell, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Montague) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 164.

Recorded sources: Hugh A. MacDonald, Celtic 002, 1935. Lee Cremo, Audat 447-9050, 1970s. Kendra MacGillivray, Clear the Track, 1996.

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