Fred Holland's Polka

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T:Fred Holland's Polka
% NFF Book 2017 (replacing former X:22 "Fred Holland's Polka" which is now X:63)
S:collected from Keith & Vince Holland, Mudgee, NSW
S:John Meredith Collection, NLA
B:J Meredith, H Anderson, Folk Songs of Australia Vol 1, UNSW Press, 1967, p231
H:This tune is based on the "The Kitty Schottische" composed by Charles D'Albert
H:Published by Woolcott and Clarke, Sydney Australia around 1855.
N:Variants of this tune were collected in Australia 
N: - by John Meredith from Bill Cooper, as "Bill Cooper's Polka", 
N: - by Peter Ellis as "Girl With The Blue Dress On",
N: - by Chris Sullivan from Charlie Batchelor as "Harry's Polka".
N: - Bob Ballantine, a Northumbrian whistle player who lived in central Victoria
N:for many years, played this as his signature tune.
N:Other versions were collected.
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Fred Holland's Polka - played by Ray Mulligan