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 Theme code Index    5653H 4H72H5
 Also known as    Angus Polka No. 1, Cameron Men's Polka No. 1, Traditional Polka
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Donna Hebert
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Grumbling Old Woman (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 9
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1981
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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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
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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