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Tune ID#923 (Jenny Lind's Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jenny Lind'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 MB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jenny Lind's Polka / Jenny Lind Polka / Devlin's (also in G) (difference from Murphy's Polka #2565 is that this 2nd part is in the subdominant key relative to the 1st part; also compare Heel and Toe #6845 as well as #5995)
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cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #308 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 230 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927