Ebenezer

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Polka in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
MIDI

Source:
Local fiddlers in North Alabama.

Comments:
This is a fun little polka that I play in a set with The White Cockade. I play Ebenezer first, followed by The White Cockade. The name Ebenezer is actually Hebrew, and means stone (even) of help (ezer), and is found in the Bible at 1 Samuel 7:12.

Rather than write the A part with a repeat and a separate variation below, I have written it A part twice, showing the variation on the second time. Play it how you like it, but just don't play it too fast.


Jim D 2013-02-05 02:35:51
A minor x 1 measure. D x 1 measure. D7 x 2 measures, ending section 1 on G chord. Check out the wonderful version by the Fuzzy Mountain String Band.
 
Dr. Fiddle 2013-02-05 00:17:11
Interesting. How long do you hold the A minor? Do you switch back to a D7 in the next measure?
 
Jim D 2013-02-04 15:58:26
Sounds great with an A minor chord over the fourth measure rather than the usual D7.