X:1 T:White's Polka S:Harvey “Pappy” Taylor (1894-1987, Effingham, Illinois), M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Pickaway Press, Harvey Taylor - Dear Old Illinois (2007) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/whites-polka Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C [_E2B2]-|[=E2c2] cd c2 Ac|GAcd e2e2-|g2 ga g2e2|dcBA G2A2-| c2 cd c2G2 |ABcd e4|g2 ga g2B2|c2cBc2:| |:ef|g2ga g3g|g2c'2c'2de|f2fg a2B2|dcBA G3G| g2g4gg|g2 c'2c'3e|f2fg a2B2|c3c [E2c2]:|]
WHITE'S POLKA. American, Polka, Quadrille or Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "White's Polka" was in the repertoire of Effingham, central-south Illinois, fiddler Harvey "Pappy" Taylor (1894-1987). It may have derived from a polka or quadrille, but Taylor played it with speed and set as a reel.