Vankarin Polska (Shotgun Polska)*

Key: A

Form:  Polska**


X: 1
T: Vankarin Polska
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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Sheet Music:


Source: Andy May

Other Tunes in Set:

Region: England**

*Notes:”The name of this tune is Vankarin Polska, which translates to Shotgun Polska, “shotgun” meaning the passenger front seat of a car.” –Contributed by Baron Collins-Hill. Thanks.

**”A Finnish polska, written by Andy May, a Northumbrian Piper from Gateshead. Apparently he tried to write a traditional Northumbrian three-two, and came up with this, only to be told, by the Finns he plays in a band with (Baltic Crossing), that in fact he’d written a Finnish Polska, not a Northumbrian three-two. Then they gave it a Finnish name.”  –From a post on