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X:1 T:Captain Paddy M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Vivace" B:J. Clinton – Gems of Ireland:200 Airs (1841, No. 172) H:Irish-born Clinton was a flute teacher for the Royal Academy, London Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador (ed).B.d .G2.G2|(ed).B.d .A2.A2|(ed).B.d Gg.f.e|(ed).B.G A2A2:| |:G2 (ba) (gf).e.g|.G2 (ed) (ef).g.a|(bG)(ba) (gf).e.d|(efg)B A2A2:|]



CAPTAIN PADDY. Irish, Air (whole time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune called "Captain Paddy" in Dublin music publisher Smollet Holden's Collection of the Most Esteem'd Old Irish Melodies, vol. 2 (c. 1805; p. 29) is a version of "Captain O'Kane" and not the tune printed by Clinton and Levey.

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Printed sources : - Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 172. Smollet Holden (Collection of favourite Irish Airs), London, c. 1841; p. 29. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 79, p. 31.

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