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X:1 T:Slumber Polka T:Schlummer Polka, Ach Ich Bin So Müde, I'm So Tired and Sleepy C:E. Beyer N:From the Haynes Family Manuscript. N:Originally published in Germany in the 1850's. N:Published in New York ca. 1863. Z:V.T. Williams M:2/4 K:D "D"f2A2 f2g2|"A7"e2A2 e2f2|g2gf g2a2|"D"g2fe d2e2|f2A2 f2g2|"A7"e2A2 e2f2|a2gf g2fe|"D"d2f2 d2z2:| |:"D"F2DF A4|A2FA d4|"A"c2cB A2G2|"D"FG^GA B2A2|F2DF A4|A2FA d4|"A"c2cB AGFE|"D"D2z2 d2z2:| "D"f2A2 f2g2|"A7"e2A2 e2f2|g2gf g2a2|"D"g2fe d2e2|f2A2 f2g2|"A7"e2A2 e2f2|a2gf g2fe|"D"d2f2 d2z2|| K:G "G"B2B2 B2c2|(d4g4)|"C"e2e2 e2g2|"G"d4B4|"D"a2a2 a2g2|f2>e2d4|d2d2 d2c2|"G"B3AG4| B2B2 B2c2|(d4g4)|"C"e2e2 e2g2|"G"d4B4|"D"a2a2 a2g2|f2>e2d4|d2d2 d3F|"G"G2GF G2z2|]



SLUMBER POLKA. AKA Schlummer Polka, Ach Ich Bin So Müde, I'm So Tired and Sleepy. USA (Central; Western/Pacific). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBACC'. Written by German composer Ernst Beyer in 1858. It was very popular in America, and was played by several regimental bands in the Civil War. In a review of new publications from Firth and Pond publishers, the November 1860 issue of the New York monthly magazine “The Knickerbocker” declared that this tune was “wrongly named, being in no degree narcotic.”


Additional notes
Source for notated version : -


Printed sources : - Williams (Haynes Family Manuscript), 2010 p. 42.

Recorded sources : - Voyager 375, Vivian and Phil Williams - "Tunes from the Haynes Family Manuscript" (2011)

See also listing at :
Hear and see Vivian Williams play this tune at [1]



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