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Tune ID#4934 (Jackson's Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jackson's Polka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WW 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jackson's Polka / Peter Parson's (1st in Nano's Pastiche on WW 2; 1st in set Jackson's Polka on Hmdgr) (described as a barndance on HB 1) (compare 1st part with 1st part of St. Anne's Reel #1819 and Dick Sand's Hornpipe #506)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
192620#1
~19997#2
[HB 1] Harry Bradley. Bad Turns and Horse-Shoe Bends. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20076#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: Enda Scahill (A tenor banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Seamus Quinn's
HB 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Peter Street
WW 2
[untitled]
Hmdgr

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1926