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I wrote The Patterson Polka some time in the early 1990s as one of several tunes with which I wanted to expand the repertoire of the Channellheimmer Oompah Band. I named it for Susan Patterson, a fencing student and fine photographer.


As with all of these Octoberfest Dances (link), everyone gets major time with the melody, there are interesting countermelodies and challenging “end-of-phrase” licks — and it is very danceable (there is even a Schuhplattler section).


The Patterson Polka is published by the Cimarron Music Press and can be ordered at:


The mP3 audio is from my CD The Ball Pin Duo salutes “The Captain” and can be ordered from my CD Recordings page.

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