Annotation:Little Polly Polka

Find traditional instrumental music

X: 1 T:Little Polly Polka. GHW.008 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 S:George H.Watson,MS,Swanton Abbott,Norfolk,c1880 R:.Polka O:England A:Norfolk N:Pause (Fine) mark at end of first part, but no DC marked in tune. 6th. N:bar of C written asfe semiquaver, e quaver. Assumed meant same as 2nd N:bar and transcribed as fe quaver, e quaver. Missing beat in 8th bar as N:C part left as in MS Z:vmp.Taz Tarry K:D Ad d/c/d|Be e2|cc/d/ ec|df f2|! Ad d/c/d|Be e2|cc/d/ ec|df d2:|! |:ce ce|ed d2|B/wc/d B/c/d|fe e2|! ce ce |df f2|ec e/d/c/B/|Ac A2:|! K:G |:d/d/d d/d/d|fe e2|^c/c/c c/c/c|fd d2|! d/d/d d/d/d|fe e2|A/A/2A A/A/A|GBG:|

LITTLE POLLY POLKA. English, Polka. D Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & G Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune Michael Raven prints differs in the first strain, but his second strain is the same as that of Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, brickmaker and musician George H. Watson (c. 1890). The tune was in the repertoire of concertina player and morris dancer Billy Kimber (1872-1961) of Headington Quarry, Oxford, who was recorded in 1951 by Peter Kennedy.

William Kimber

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 153.

Recorded sources : - Folktrax FTX-382, William Kimber - "Bean Setting".

Back to Little Polly Polka

(0 votes)