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X:1 T:Topeka Polka N:From the playing of Tennessee fiddler Howard "Big Howdy" Forrester N:(1922-1987) a popularizer and practiser of the "Texas" or "show fiddle" N:style. He was a long-time member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" D:Stoneway 1080 (45 RPM), Howdy Forrester - "Topeka Polka" (1973) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/topeka-polka Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb B,DFB dBFD|EFGB edcB|ABcf afgf |bfg2 B4| B,DFB dBFD|EFGB edcB|ABcf agfd|BABc B4:| |:ab|g6 ab|f6f2|ecAF EFCc|d6ab| g6 ab|f6 ff|ecAF EFdc|1B6:|2B2|| K:Eb |:G2A2=A2|B8|z2 E2GB2e-|ed-dd- d-c-cc-|cB-BA G2F2 |C6F2| GF=EF G2F2|B,4- B,CDE |1{G}F/E/FG F2E2|G,8|1z2:|2G2F2|E8||



TOPEKA POLKA. American, Polka. B Flat Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & E Flat Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAAABB'BB'CC'.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Donnell Cooley and Tim Hodgson [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 356.

Recorded sources : - Stoneway 127 LP, Howdy Forrester - "Howdy's Fiddle and Howdy Too" (1973). Stoneway Records 1080 (45 RPM), Howdy Forester - "Topeka Polka" (1973).

See also listing at :
See Pete Martin’s bluegrass transcription [1] (pp. 79-84)
Read an interview with Howdy Forrester by Tex Logan, Devil's Box, vol. 31, No. 3, Fall, 1997; pp. 4-21.



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