Scan Tester's (1)

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X:1 T:Scan Tester's No. 1 M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Polka S:Scan Tester (1887-1972) K:G BA|G2G2 GABc|d4 d2B2|c2d2e2f2|g4 g2b2| a2g2f2e2|e2d2B3d|e2d2c2B2|A4 ABAG| G2G2 GABc|d4 d2B2|c2d2e2f2|g4 g2b2| a2g2f2e2|e2d2B3A|G2B2 cB A2|G6|| |:BA|G3A B2c2|e2d2B2B2|A3B cBAc|e2d2B2A2| G3A B2c2|e2d2B2g2|fedc B2A2|G6:|



Scan Tester
SCAN TESTER’S NO. 1. AKA - "Scan Tester's No. 2." English, Polka (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. An untitled polka from the playing of Scan Tester [1] (1887-1972), a concertina player from Horsted Keynes, Ashdown Forest, Sussex. Tester also occasionally played the fiddle.



"Scan Tester's (1)" and "Scan Tester's (2)" are usually paired as a set for session play, although Tester himself does not seem to have played them together.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 64, p. 30 (as "Scan Tester's No. 2"). Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 47.

Recorded sources : - DMPCD 0204, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Lovely Nancy" (2002). EFDSSCD13, Dan Quinn & Will Duke – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). HEBE Music HEBECD03, Dan Quinn & Will Duke – “Scanned.” Topic Records 12T455/6, Scan Tester – “I Never Played to Many Posh Dances” (appears as untitled “Stepdance”).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played on melodeon by Lester Bailey [2]



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