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ORIGINAL POLKA, THE. English, Polka. D Major ('A' part), A Major ('B' part), & G Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCAA. "The Original Polka" and "Opera Polka" are on the page next to each other in Hamilton's Universal Tune Book vol. 2 and both are contained in the Hardy family manuscripts, suggesting the Hardys used that volume as their source.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book vol. 2), 1846; p. 145. Trim (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 59.

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