The Rakes of Mallow

Polka, G, Traditional Irish

The Rakes of Mallow. Traditional Irish Polka.


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.

  • The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Rakes of Mallow
  • Bag of Spuds / The Rakes of Mallow
  • Britches Full of Stitches / Harvest Home / Rakes of Mallow

References and Resources

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