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  • Polka, a central European folk dance. It is perhaps worth noting that the song "The Rakes of Mallow" (about the aristocracy of Mallow, possibly including the Jephson-Norreys of Mallow Castle) is a polka ( Norreys is the name of one of the, "four hoarsemen on their apolkaloops" in FW.;ttRAKEMALO.html - lyrics to "The Rakes of Mallow"