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X:1 T:Séamus Cussen's [1] T:Captain Moonlight's Army T:Christmas comes but once a Year M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:240 R:Polkas D:Larry Lynch, "Set Dances of Ireland" Vol. III Z:Lorna LaVerne K:E Aeolian E>F GA | Be dB | A>B AF | EF D2 | E>F GA | Be dB | AF dF | FG E2 | e2 ed/e/ | fe dB | d>e dB | AB e2 | e2 ed/e/ | fe dB | AF dF | FG E2 |



SÉAMUS CUSSEN'S [1]. AKA and see “Captain Moonlight's Army,” “Dálaigh's No. 4,” “Downey's Polka,” “Kerry Polka (2)," "Riding on a Load of Hay," "Tim Guiheen's Polka.” Irish, Polka (2/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain of the tune has been used in a number of Irish polkas and marches. The alternate title "Captain Moonlight's Army" sounds like it was a name from the 19th century agrarian unrest in Ireland, similar to "Captain Rock."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Mallinson (101 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 22, p. 9.

Recorded sources : - Donncha Ó Briain – “The Golden Eagle.”




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