Percy Brown's Polka

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X:1 T:Percy Brown's Polka M:C| L:1/8 R:Polka S:Percy Brown (Aylsham, Norfolk) K:G D2B2 BA B2|D2B2 BA B2|D2B2 A2G2|F2E2A2E2| [1 E2c2 cBc2|E2c2 cBc2|D2E2F2G2|A2F2E2D2:| [2 E2c2 cBc2|B2A2 A3G|G2F2E2F2|(G4 G4)|| |:D2G2B3B|c2B2B3B|B2A2A3B|A2G2G4:| d2D2 DED2|E2c2c3A|c2E2F2E2|D2d2 d3c| d2D DE D2|E2c2 c3A|G2F2E2F2|(G4 G4)|]



PERCY BROWN'S POLKA. AKA - "My Auntie Jean." English (originally), New England; Polka. C Major (Carlin): G Major (Callaghan). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Percy Brown [1] [2] (1903-1980) was an influential melodeon player from Aylsham, Norfolk. The second strain of "Percy Brown's" is employed as the first strain of the Irish polka/song “I'll Tell Me Ma (When I go Home).”
Percy Brown (photo by Dave Arthur
Charles d'Albert

That same strain along with the third strain of "Percy Brown's" were composed by Charles d'Albert (1864-1932) as "King Pippin Polka." d'Albert was a Glasgow-born pianist and composer who was a student of Franz Liszt. The son of a French/Italian father and an English mother, D'Albert never spoke English fluently, and considered himself to be German, and became a naturalized citizen of Germany later in life. He composed 21 operas, a symphony, two piano concerti, and numerous lesser works.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 46. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 8, p. 18. Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978; No. 90.

Recorded sources: -Free Reed Records FRR 011, The Old Swan Band - "No Reels" (1977).

See also listing at:
See/hear the tune being played on one-row 'C' melodeon on youtube.com [3]



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