Annotation:Terry "Cuz" Teahan's Polka (1)

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X:1 T:Terry "Cuz" Teahan's Polka [1] M:2/4 L:1/16 C:Cuz Teahan S:Mary Rafferty R:Polka D:Sliabh Note K:G (B2d2) ( B2d2)|g4 g4| (B2d2) (B2d2)| (B2A2) (A2G2)| (B2d2) (B2d2)|g4 g3f| (g2e2) (d2B2)| A2BA G4:|! (b2a2) (a2g2)|(e2g2) d4|(b2a2) a2ga|(b2a2) a4| g3a (b2g2)| (e2g2) d4|B2AB(d2B2)| A2BA G4:|

TERRY "CUZ" TEAHAN'S POLKA [1]. AKA and see “Ann Sheehy McAuliffe,” “Cousin's Delight,” “Cuz Teahan's Delight.” Irish, Polka (2/4 time). G Major (Mallinson, Taylor/Tweed): D Major (Deloughery). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The story goes that concertina and one-row accordion player Teahan (originally from County Kerry) earned the moniker "Cuz" when he worked for the Chicago fire department. When he would meet a likely Irish musician who was jobless, he would direct him to the firehouse with instructions to inform the powers that be he was Terry's cousin and was here for the job. In Paul Deloughery’s book Sliabh Luachra on Parade the title for the polka is given as “Ann Sheehy McAuliffe.”

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Printed sources : - Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1980; No. 59. Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 70, p. 27 (appears as “Cousins’ Delight”). Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed’s Irish Choice), 1994; p. 35 (appears as “Untitled” polka).

Recorded sources : - Kells KM 9506, Sliabh Notes - "Sliabh Notes" (1996). Mulligan LUN 019, Denis Doody - "Kerry Music" (1978. As "Cousin's Delight").

See also listing at :
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