The Rakes of Mallow

Polka, G, Traditional Irish

The Rakes of Mallow. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Sheet music and chords for The Rakes of Mallow, traditional Irish polka in G major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 95bpm
Moderate tempo115bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.