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    Default Jenny Lynn Polka

    I'm looking for musical notation for the tune: Jenny Lynn Polka.
    I play it by ear, and want to share it w. a friend who's a sight reader.

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    Default Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    Did you mean Jenny Lind Polka? Try these:

    https://thesession.org/tunes/4883

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    Default Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    Thanks Mike....and with the correct spelling of the Jenny Lind Polka!
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    Default Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    It is in the Fiddler's Fakebook by Brody.

    The Jenny Lind Polka was one of the first tunes I learned on fiddle / mandolin. I just love that tune and have not played it in a long time. Thanks for the 'nudge'!

    Also there is a great story related to the tune. Jenny Lind was a renown Swedish singer and performer in the late 1850's. Read the story here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Lind_tour_of_America,_1850%E2%80%9352

    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile

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    Default Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    Per the Fiddlers Fake book PG. 145 it also appears as The Heel and Toe Polka. Recorded on Bill Monroe album Uncle Pen. I have it on vinyl. Not sure if it was ever issued on CD. All instrumental. Great fiddle and mandolin playing. You can really hear where Monroe's style was influenced.
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    Default Re: Jenny Lynn Polka

    Per the Fiddlers Fake book PG. 145 it also appears as The Heel and Toe Polka. Recorded on Bill Monroe album Uncle Pen. I have it on vinyl. Not sure if it was ever issued on CD. All instrumental. Great fiddle and mandolin playing. You can really hear where Monroe's style was influenced. Like DougC mentioned I used to play it on the mandolin years ago also. Play the D note that starts the second measure with Number 2 finger to get in the right position to reach the B note easier.
    I'm now spending my daily fiddle session relearning this tune.
    Ratliff R5 2007, Capek A5 2003, Washburn M5S-SB Jethro Burns 1982, Mid-Mo M-2, Epiphone MM 30 Bk mandolins, Harmony Batwing 1970's


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