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X: 1 T:Riding on a Load of Hay M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka K:Edor E>F GA|Be ef/2e/2|dB AG|F/2G/2F/2E/2 DF|! E>F GA|Be e>f|ge B^d|1e2 e2:|2e2 e>f|]! ge fd|ed B>c|dB AG|F/2G/2F/2E/2 Df|! ge fd|ed B>c|dB AF|E2 E>f||! ge fd|ed B>c|dB AG|F/2G/2F/2E/2 DF|! EG FA|GB e>f|ge B^d|e2 e2|]!

RIDING ON A LOAD OF HAY. AKA and see “Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton (2)," "Tim Guiheen's Polka.” Irish, Polka (2/4 or whole time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Silberberg): AABB' (Carlin). A West Kerry polka, called “Port Dálaig (4)" after the musician who played it, is similar, especially in the first strain as are several other polkas such as "Séamus Cussen's (1)" and "Captain Moonlight's Army." The tune was also in the repertoire of Kerry fiddler Denis Murphy (1910-1974). It is an adaptation of biography:Duncan MacIntyre's Scottish strathspey “Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton (2)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Laurie Andres [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 274, p. 154. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 130. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. `74.

Recorded sources : - Shanachie LP 29013, Liz Carroll - "A Friend Indeed" (1979). Rooster Records RSTR 122, Laurie Andres - "Fantastic Hornpipe" (1983).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng’s [3][4]

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