Rita Baker's Polka

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T:Rita Baker's Polka
% NFF Book 2006
S:collected from Rita Baker, Gulgong, NSW
S:John Meredith Collection, NLA
Z:converted to abc by John Furlonger
B:J Meredith, R Covell, & P Brown, Folk Songs of Australia Vol 2, UNSW Press, 1987, p19
O:Australia, NSW, Gulgong
|:"D"DF AB/2A/2|FA A2|DF AB/2A/2|"A"FE E2|
"D"DF AB/2A/2|FA A2|"G"dd "A"ed/2e/2|"D"fd d>B:|
|:"D"Ad f>e|"G"dB "D"A>A|Ad cd|"A"fe e2|
"D"Ad f>e|"G"dB "D"A>A|Ad "A"cd|"D"ed d2:||
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This is a really easy, very effective polka, variants of which come from an area known as the Nulla, near Kempsey, NSW. The Nulla has been a hotbed for fiddlers over the past 100 years. It is where David Gordon Kirkpatrick, aka Slim Dusty, came from.

Rita Baker's Polka - played by Greg O'Leary

Additional Information

Additional information may be available on the following people or organisations associated with the collection of this tune:
| John Furlonger | John Meredith Collection | Rita Baker |