Berlin Polka (1)
BERLIN POLKA . Old-Time, Polka. USA, New Mexico. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A couple-dance that a local informant told collector R.P. Christeson had been introduced to New Mexico dances by a World War I veteran after the war. The Berlin Polka is a polka step with a sharp turn on the fourth step; this is repeated, so that the dancers face the way they came, followed by two complete circles. It had international currency (e.g. Australia, Canada) around the turn of the 20th century.
Source for notated version: Forest Delk (New Mexico) [Christeson].
Printed source: Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory), vol. 2, 1984; p. 131.
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