COUNTRYSIDE POLKA. Canadian, Polka. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Nigel Gatherer believes that the polka is Scottish in origin, having been recorded in the 1930's by The Cameron Men, a family of fiddlers from the county of Angus. Alternate titles are "Angus Polka No. 1" from the Boys of the Lough, and "Cameron's Men's Polka No. 1" from Shetland fiddler Aly Bain. Jim Cameron's band recorded it in the 1940's entitled simply "Traditional Polka." The Canadian source appears to be Montreal fiddler Jean Carignan, who had many Scots tunes in his reperotory.
Source for notated version: Jack O'Connor [Hinds].
Printed source: Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 9.
Recorded source: London EB44, "Andy DeJarlis and His Early Settlers" (Manitoba fiddler DeJarlis credits Montreal fiddler Jean Carignan as his source for the tune).
X: 1 T:Countryside Polka D:Jim Cameron Band Z:Nigel Gatherer M:2/4 L:1/16 F:http://nigelgatherer.com/tunes/abc/abc9/angp1a.abc K:D FG | A2f2 B2g2 | A2f2 f2ef | gfed cdef | edcB A2 FG | A2f2 B2g2 | A2f2 f2ef | gfed cABc | d2d2 d2 :| z2 | F3 G A2FD | G2B2 B4 | A2cB AGFE | DFAB A2D2 | F3 G A2FD | G2B2 B4 | A2cB AGFE | D2d2 d2 :|
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