Paddy the Piper (4)
X:1 T:Paddy the Piper  M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 1, p. 37 (c. 1880’s) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|EAc e2f|edc B2d|cAe dBf|A4 G2E| EAc e2e|edc B2B|dcA cBG|B3 A2:|| A|Ace a2a|agf e2e|fdB Bdf|A3 G2B| Bc^d efg|c^de fga|gfe fe^d|efe efg| aec Ace|edc B2B|cde fdB|A3 G2E| EAc e2e|edc B2B|dcA cBG|B3 A2||
PADDY THE PIPER . AKA and see "Air by Haydn," "Lord Cathcart." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Kerr declares the tune's provenance to be "Irish," but there is little of Irish character in it. In fact, the tune is an early 19th century English air and country dance tune by composer Franz Joseph Haydn called "Lord Cathcart" or "Lord Cathcart's Favorite." Kerr also prints the tune as "Air by Haydn" in vol. 3 of his Merry Melodies.