Annotation:Tim Guiheen's Polka

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X:121 T:Tim Guiheen's Polka M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka B:Deloughery - Sliabh Luachra on Parade (1980, No. 121) N:From the playing of Terry Teahan Z:Patrick Cavanagh K:Edor E>F GA|Be ed|Bc/B/ AF|EF D2|E>F GA|Be ed|Bc/B/ AF|FE E2:| |e2 ef|g2 fe|d2 de|fa df|e2 ef|g2 fe|dB AF|FE E2:||

TIM GUIHEEN'S POLKA. AKA and see "Anne's Polka," "Captain Moonlight's Army," "Downy's Polka," "John with the Light Brown Hair," "Kerry Polka (2)," "Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton (2)," "Port Dálaig (4)," " Riding on a Load of Hay," "Séamus Cussen's (1)." Irish, Polka (2/4 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain of this polka family is derived from Duncan MacIntyre's strathspey "Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton (2)" and was originally associated with northwest Ireland, although more widespread nowadays. Variants of the melody go by a rariety of names, as above, and all have the same (or similar) first strain, however, the second strains often differ from one another. Frank Roche used the same first strain in a march, "John with the Light Brown Hair."

See also the Cape Breton/P.E.I. tune "Charlie's Brother" AKA "Little Jack's Reel," which has 'borrowed' the first stain this tune family.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Paul Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1980; No. 121.

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