Berlin Polka (1)

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 Theme code Index    3165 311H7
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    ABA
 Editor/Compiler    R.P. Christeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Time Fiddler's Repertory vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 131
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Title of recording    
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BERLIN POLKA [1]. 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.

T:Berlin Polka (1)
B/B/|B/c/B/A/ GB|e2d2|B/c/B/A/ GB|d2c2|f/f/f/f/ ed|f/f/f/f/ ed|
D/E/F/G/ A/B/c/d/|e2d2|B/c/B/A/ GB|e2 d2|B/c/B/A/ GB|
d2c2|f/f/f/f/ ed|f/f/f/f/ ed|D/F/A/c/ d/e/f/a/|g3||
F/G/|AA BB|Ag g2|AA Bc|df f2|aa gg| fe A2|gg ff|ed A2|
AA BB|Ag g2|AA Bc|df f2|aa gg|fe A2|gg fe|d2 =c2||