Sunday, 28 October 2012

Tune 60 - Jenny Lind





Jenny Lind was a popular singer born in Sweden in 1820. Everyone liked her so much that a number of tunes and songs were written about and for her, including polkas and other tunes. The first reference to the Jenny Lind "Polka" is in a collection of popular tunes for cornet orchestras, published in 1846.

X:223
T:Jenny Lind
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
g2 f2 ef e2|d2 B2 Bc B2|c2 A2 AG A2|B2 G2 G4|
g2 f2 ef e2|d2 B2 Bc B2|c2 A2 F2 AF|G2 G2 G4||
K:D
F2 AF G2 BG|A2 f2 fe f2|G2 e2 ef e2|F2 d2 dc d2|
F2 AF G2 BG|A2 f2 fe f2|g2 e2 c2 ec|d2 d2 d4|

2 comments:

  1. Good morning Lester!
    How timely, Jenny Lind will be next week's Tune of The Week for me. (I'm attempting Portsmouth this week, which I why I switched on to check out your blog. See what my Sunday morning priorities are!)

    I learned a very simple version of Jenny Lind when I started playing fiddle, and found the A part quite tricky; I've never tried it on melodeon. It's such a jolly, bouncy tune, I'll be very happy to have it under my belt. Thanks so much for providing this brilliant resource.

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    1. Thanks Lynn, and good luck with learning it. It should be noted that I play this back to front to most people, with the G part first and the D part second, I learned it that way in isolation many years ago and like it that way :)

      LB

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