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X:1 T:Paddy Brown L:1/8 M:6/8 R:Air Q:"Gaily" S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 437 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D|G2A B2c|d2=e f>ef|g2G G2B|A<cA F2D| G2A B2c|d2=e fdc|d=e^f g2a|(g3 g2)|| ^f/g/|a2=f d2=e|g2f d2=e|f2d c2B|A<cA F2D| G2A B2c|d=e^f g2A|B2A G2^F|(G3G2)||

PADDY BROWN (Padraic Brunac). AKA and see "As I Walked on the Road to Sligo," “Kitty Alone.” Irish, Air (6/8 time, "gaily"). G Dorian (O’Neill): A Dorian (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. P.W. Joyce printed two variants of the tune: "As I Walked on the Road to Sligo" and "Kitty Alone."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - “From P. Carew’s MS”[1] [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 437, p. 76. Stanford/Petrie (Collected Compositions), 1905; No. 446, p. 112.

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  1. Researcher Nicholas Carolan of the Irish Traditional Music Archive records that P. Carew (or, as collector William Forde gave his name, 'Paddy Carey') was a musically literate professional uilleann piper living in Lag Lane, St Finbarre’s parish, Cork, in the mid-1840's. The area, notes Carolan, was near a military barracks, and was the location of shebeens (illicit bars) and brothels, notorious for poverty and crime. A number of harper Turlough O'Carolan's compositions were in his repertoire, and were the object of collectors.