Basket of Oysters (1)
X:1 T:Basket of Oysters, A; or Pady the Weaver [sic] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 488, p. 188) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin g|d2B BcB|d2B B2e|d2B BAB|G2E E2e| d2B BAB|d2B B2f|g2e af^d|e3 e2:| |:f|gfg abc'|bag fga|g2e efe|d2B B2f| gfg abc'|bag fga|g2e af^d|e3 d2:|]
BASKET OF OYSTERS . AKA and see "Casey's Fiddle (1)," "Paddy the Weaver." English, Quickstep and Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There were a few tunes by this title in period manuscripts. "Basket of Oysters " appears in Glasgow publisher James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 of 1788 (188), wherein "Paddy the Weaver" is given as an alternate title.