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PADDY LYONS’. AKA and see: "Any Auld Thing at All," "Haugh's Jig," "Herlihy's Rant," "King William's Rambles," "Mac's Fancy," "Rover's Return (The)," "Victor's Return (The)." Irish, Jig. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Johnny O’Leary remarked that Paddy Lyons was a traveling man who used to play the fiddle behind his back. O'Leary offered:

Paddy Lyons, he was a fiddle-player that came around here. He stayed in a lot of houses around. He knew Pádraig O’Keeffe well. He slept one night with Pádraig O’Keeffe. The two of them were playing all night. I’d say they were in no bed. There was no sleeping, only playing.

Source for notated version: recorded by Breadan Breathnach from the playing of accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) in November, 1970.

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