The Wheelbarrow Polka (Anonymous)

Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1856. Plate 8903
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General Information

Work Title The Wheelbarrow Polka
Alternative. Title The Wheelbarrow or Cider Polka
Composer Anonymous
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IA 1059
First Publication. 1856
Dedication Major Ben. Perley Poore of Newbury
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

  • "Major Ben. Perley Poore of Newbury Made a bet with Col. Robert I. Burbank of Boston, on the Presidential vote in Massachusetts. The bet doomed the loser to wheel a barrel of apples from his house to the house of the winner. The Colonel won the bet, and the Major started the next morning from Newbury (36 Miles from Boston) with the apples (notwithstanding that Col. had promptly released him from the Conditions of the bet) and arrived at the Tremont House the third day at 2 1/2 o' clock - where in the presence of at least 30,000 enthusiastic spectators the most interesting cerimonies took place between the parties."
  • Attributed to: "A. Barrel Apples"
  • Score includes the indication: "A little more cider too."