Paddy in a Pucker

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X:1 % T:Paddy in a Pucker M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 195) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G DGG GFG|AGA BGE|DGG GAB|cAF G3| DGG GFG|AFA BGE|Ddd ded|cBc d3:| |:dBB Bcd|ecc dBB|GGG GFG|EFG A2B| cAA BGG|GFG AFD|Dcc cBG|Bcd d2f| gdd dBB|BGG GDD|Ecce dc|BcA G3:|]



PADDY IN A PUCKER. English, Song Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Paddy in a Pucker" was a comic stage-Irish song by "Mr. Sanderson", printed in English songwriter Charles Dibdin Jr.'s (1745-1814) Mirth and metre: consisting of poems, serious, humourous, and satirical songs, etc. (1807). The first stanza goes:

'Twas business requir'd I'd from Dublin be straying,
I bargain'd the captain to sail pretty quick;
But just at the moment the anchor was weighing,
A spalpeen, he wanted to play me a trick.
Says he, "Paddy, go down stairs, and fetch me some beer now,"
Says I, "by my soul, you're monstraciously kind, Then you'll sail away, and I'll look mighty queer now,
When I come up and see myself left all behind."
Wid my palliluh! smallilah! whilliluh! pilliluh!
Arrah, whack! boderation! and langolee.


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