Paddy’s Surprise

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X:1 T:Paddy’s Surprise M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 735 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3DEF|G2 BA GABc|dBec dBAB|G2 BA GABc|dBAB GFED| G2 BA GABc|dBec d2 (3def|gfge dBge|dBAB G2|| (3def|gfgd edBd|gabg agef|gfgd edBd|cABG AGEG| gfgd edBd|gabg agef|gfge dBge|dBAB G2||

PADDY'S SURPRISE (Iogantas Paidin). Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): ABB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Compare the first strain with the "Duke of Leinster (1) (The)" family of tunes, including "Dandy (The)" and "Margaret Collins' Reel" (the second part is less similar).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 154. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1516, p. 280. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 735, p. 129.

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