Lesson 21. Britches Full of Stitches

This is a very common polka, and because of its simplicity is ideal for learners.

This tune is often used when playing for dancers but it is a lovely but simple ‘stand alone’ tune.

The left hand doesn’t need to move at all; the notes are all in the first three sets on the four highest-pitched strings. Also, the last 3 bars of both parts are identical.

Listen to the lesson (Britches_Full_of_Stitches.mp3, 8 minutes 5 seconds. 1.85 MB)

Gerry GaffneyLesson 21. Britches Full of Stitches