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Polca Cymreig C

Click to hear a midi version in C.

Y Polca Cymreig  (The Welsh Polka)

This is a pretty, lively Welsh polka which is a good warm-up tune.
The left and the right hand follow the chord shapes
and change together for most of the tune,
except for the lively run down the scale which you can readily play
using the thumb and three fingers ie. fingering 1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4.
Note that the run in the version pitched in C
skips the bottom C to reach the B to come back up
to the C at the start of the last bar of the section.
In the G version, the bottom G is skipped on the run down.

It has the typical Welsh dance tune structure - AABB.

There are two versions below -  pitched in C and  G

Polca Cymreig G

Click to hear a midi version in G.
Polca Cymreig CPolca Cymreig G

Player's guide

Fingering guide for the C version 
(just shift the hands down 3 strings for the G version and change the chord names accordingly)
Part A:  C 3,2,1,2,3-1| F 3,2,1,2,3-1| C 3,2,1,2,3-1| G 3,2,1,2,3-1|
             C 3,2,1,2,3-1| F 3,2,1,2,3,1,3,2|1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4| G 2  1  2||
Part B:  C 3,2,1,2,3,2,1,2| G 3  2  1  |  G 3,2,1,2,3,2,1,2|  C 3  2  1  |
             C 3,2,1,2,3,2,1,2| F 3,2,1,2,3,1,3,2| run 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4| C 2  1  2||