Cuz Teahan's Delight
CUZ TEAHAN'S DELIGHT. AKA – "Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka (2)." Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The story goes that Teahan (originally from County Kerry) earned the moniker 'Cuz' when he worked for the Chicago fire department. When he would meet a likely Irish musician who was jobless, he would direct him to the firehouse with instructions to inform the powers that be he was Terry's cousin and was here for the job.
Printed source: Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1988; No. 68, p. 39. Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham (An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne/The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 52, p. 33. Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 70, p. 27 (appears as "Cousins' Delight").
X:1 T:Cuz Teahan's Delight M:2/4 L:1/8 C:Cuz Teahan B:"Sliabh Luachra on Parade", Paul Deloughery R:Polka D:Sliabh Note K:A B|:ce/c/ BA | FA AB | ce/c/ BA | (3Bcd e2 | ce/c/ BA | FA AB | c2 ec |1 BA AB:|2 BA AA |:af ec | ec BA | af ec | (3Bcd e2 | af ec | ec BA | c2 ec | BA A2:||