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X:1 T:Paddy “Go Easy” M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 298 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F/E/|DEF FEF|AFF F2E|DEF FEF|AFE E2F| DEF FEF|AFA d2d|cBA BAF|AFE E2:| |:f|ecA ABA|ecA A2f|ecA Ace|fdB B2f| ecA fdB|ecA agf|ecA BAF|AFE E2:| |:d|dFF FEF|AFF F2d|dFF FEF|AFE E2d| dFF FEF|AFA d2d|cBA BAF|AFE E2:|

PADDY "GO EASY" (Paidin sasda). AKA and see “Beer Drinker (The),” "Drunken Piper (5) (The)," "Hole in the Hedge (1) (The)," “Jackson's Stranger (1),” "Jig (45)," “Larry the Beer Drinker.” Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major ('A' and 'C' parts) & A Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. R.M. Levey printed the tune as “Beer Drinker (The)” in 1858, so perhaps the ‘go easy’ of the title is an admonition for moderation in drink. See also “Fiddler's Heaven (1),” which uses the second and third strains of "Paddy 'Go Easy'."

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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 75. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1108, p. 209. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 298, p. 64.

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