Rattle the Brogues

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X:1 T:Rattle the Brogues N:'Rattle the brougues' = beat the shoes M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka Q:"Presto" B:The Dublin Magazine (January, 1843, No. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D dc BA|A2 BA|{A}d2 cd|eA A2|d>c de|f2 g2|f2 eg|fd d2:| |:{d}f2 af|{f}e2 fe|d>f ed|cA A2|{A}dc BA|B2 cd|eg fe|dB B2:|]



RATTLE THE BROGUES. Irish, Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title means "beat/strike the shoes", presumably a referencing to dancing. The tune was composed by Dublin dentist, music editor, collector and composer Henry Hudson (1798-1889) in The Dublin Magazine as a 'dance tune' ("it will do for a dance"), but was not otherwise identified. It may have been a polka, although that dance was just coming into vogue in Britain and Ireland from the Continent (having been introduced in Paris in 1840).


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Printed sources : - The Dublin Magazine, January, 1843; No. 4.






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