X:1 T:Sweeney’s Dream M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D d~D3 ABdf | gfed fdBc | d~F3 ABdB | AFDF EF D2 :| faab afdf | gfed cdeg | f~a3 b~g3 | afeg fdde | f~a3 b~g3 | afeg fdBc | d~F3 ABdf | (3agf eg fd d2 ||
SWEENEY'S DREAM. AKA and see "Girl with the Laughing Eyes (The)," “Lame Fisherman (The),” "Paddy Killoran's (1).” Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach, Vallely): AABB (Treoir). The title refers to the renowned south County Sligo fiddler Paddy Sweeney (1894-1974), with whom Ballymote (also south Sligo) fiddler Paddy Killoran (1905-1965) recorded the tune as a duet in the early 1930's in New York City. See also the “Rising Sun (2)”/Brightest Eyes”/”Jolly Clam-Digger's” family of tunes.