The White Cockatoo – The Hopscotch Polka

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Time Signature: 4.4

Key of Tune: G

Tune Type: Reel

Number of Bars: 32

Description:

http://bushtraditions.wiki/tunes/index.php/White_Cockatoo_(The)
From: “Stringybark & Greenhide”, Vol 5, No 4, P7S

Notes: Just for the record this is a straight version of “The Hopscotch Polka” from the 1950s. Stan, like most traditional players didn’t care where a tune came from, as long as it was a good one. The first part of this tune is derived from a Scottish tune called the ‘White Cockade’ from 1802 – Dave de Hugard –

Engraved by:

Transcribed/Arranged by: Greg O'Leary

Composer:

Informant(s):

Collector(s): Dave De Hugard

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