Pond Creek Polka

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X:1 T:Pond Creek Polka N:From a field recording of fiddler Jimmy Wheeler (1917-1987, N:Portsmouth, Scioto County, southern Ohio), by John Harrod M:C| L:1/8 R:Polka Q:"Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3589 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|SBABde3B|"*"d2c2c4|FDFA f3g/f/|"**"e2d2d2dc| B2d2g2fg|a2(3gag e2d2-|d2Ac BAFB |A2G2G2:| K:D |:D2|[D3A3f3]g fedB|A2 AB A2[F2A2]-|[D2A2]d2 [A2e2]-[A2f2]|[B4g4]g2ef| gfga gfed| cdef g2ef|g2 (3efg a2g2|fafd A2D2| [D3A3f3]g fedB|A2 AB A2[F2A2]-|[D2A2]d2[A2e2]-[A2f2]|[B6g6]ef| gfga gfed|cdef g4|a2eg fecf|e2de2c4S|| P:Substitutions: "*"d2c2cBc2||"**"e2d2 dc d2||



POND CREEK POLKA. American, Polka (cut time). G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. From the playing of Scioto County, southern Ohio, fiddler Jimmy Wheeler (1917-1987), who had the tune from the playing of his father. It seems likely the tune is named after a local watercourse, Pond Creek in Scioto County, near where Wheeler lived, although there are 'Pond Creeks' in many states.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Rounder Records 0533, Roger Cooper - "Essence Of Old Kentucky" (2006).

See also listing at:
Hear Jimmy Wheeler's field recording, by John Harrod, at Berea Sound Archives [1] and the Digital Library of Appalachia [2].



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