Pausteen Fawn (The)

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PAUSTEEN FAWN, THE. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title is a corruption of the Irish Gaelic “An Páistín Fionn” (The Fairhaired Boy/Child). The melody is played as a song air and a hornpipe, as well as a jig . New York City researcher, writer and musician Don Meade says the jig version is nowadays often called “Statia Donnelly’s.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 68. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 99.

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