Paddy Now Won’t You be Easy?

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PADDY, NOW WON'T YOU BE EASY? (A Paidin nac fanfad tu suaimnac). Irish, Slip Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Similarly-titled, although musically unrelated, tunes are the jig "Paddy "Go Easy"," and "Paddy be Aisy." The earliest appearance of the tune is in James Manson's Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (Glasgow, 1846), where it gives the provenance as 'Irish'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 67. Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 57, p. 13. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 39. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 82. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1143, p. 216. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 99.

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