How Paddy Was Fooled

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X:1 T:How Paddy Was Fooled M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Playfully" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 160 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d2 | g2d2B2 | G2A2B2 | c2a2g2 | f2d2 ef | g2d2B2 | c2d2e2 | d2c2B2 | A4g2 | g2d2B2 | G2A2B2 | c2a2g2 | f2d2 ef | g2e2B2 | c2d2e2 | d2g2f2 | g4 || (ga) | b2g2b2 | a2f2a2 | g2e2g2 | f2d2 (ga) | b2g2b2 | a2f2d2 | g2f2e2 | d4 (ef) | g2d2B2 | G2A2B2 | c2a2g2 | f2d2 ef | g2d2B2 | c2d2e2 | d2g2f2 | g4 ||



HOW PADDY WAS FOOLED (An Nos Do Bi Paidih Meallta). AKA and see "Cader Idris," "Jenny Jones," "Sweet Jenny Jones," "Widow on the Train." Irish, Air (3/4 time, "playfully"). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was composed as "Cader Idris" by the early 19th century harper John Parry, known as‘Bardd Alaw’.Paul de Grae points out the tune is a 3/4 time variant of "Top of Cork Road (The)" AKA "Father O'Flynn[1]


Additional notes



Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 160, p. 28.






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  1. Paul de Grae, “Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O’Neill Collections”, 2017 [1].