George Privett's Polka

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GEORGE PRIVETT'S POLKA. English, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. George Privett was a musician from Hampshire, southern England, who for 30 years had a musical partnership with accordion player Ruth Askew--they were regular participants at the Saturday Night session at Sam's Hotel at Shedfield. Privett himself played the melodeon and sang, and was famous for his exuberant playing of the spoons.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 9, p. 19.

Recorded sources: Free Reed FRR 011, Old Swan Band - "No Reels" (1977). X-Tradition TMM 1912CD, The Posh Band - "English" (1999).




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