Paddy Kenny’s polka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Kenny's has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Kenny's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AB/A/ FE|Ac e2|fc ec|B/c/B/A/ FE|
AB/A/ FE|Ac e2|fe cB|1Ac cB:|2A2 cd||
|:e2 e^d/e/|fe cA|Ad de|fe cd|
e2 e^d/e/|fe cA|Bc/d/ cB|1Ag af:|2Ac cB||
ABC
X: 2
T: Paddy Kenny's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |GA/G/ ED | GB d^c/d/ | ed BG | A/B/A/G/ ED |
G2 ED | GB d>d | e/f/e/d/ BA | G2- G :|
|: B |d2- d^c/d/ | ed BG | Gc- cB/c/ | ed Bc |
de/d/ d^c/d/ | e/f/e/d/ BG | FA D/E/F | G2- G :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Paddy Kenny's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c/B/ |A>F EF | AB/c/ de | fc/e/ c/B/A | BA FE |
A2 E>F | AB ce | ec/e/ c>B | BA A :|
|: c |e2 ec/e/ | fe ce | Be Bc | BA FA |
[1 e2 ec/e/ | fe cA | Be B>c | BA A :|
[2 A>F EF | AB/c/ df | ec cB | BA A2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Paddy Kenny's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AB/A/ FE | FA B/c/d | ec/e/ dB | BA FE |
A2 FE | FA Bc | e2 d/c/B | BA A2 :|
|: e2 ec/e/ | fe cA | Be Bc | BA F/G/A |
ec/e/ ec/e/ | fe cA | Be Bc | BA A2 :|
ABC

Four comments

Source: …And They Danced All Night by North Cregg
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

“Paddy Kenny’s”

K: G Major
|: D |
GA/G/ ED | GB d^c/d/ | ed BG | A/B/A/G/ ED |
G2 ED | GB d>d | e/f/e/d/ BA | G3 :|
|: B |
d2- d^c/d/ | ed BG | Gc- cB/c/ | ed Bc |
de/d/ d^c/d/ | e/f/e/d/ BG | FA D/E/F | G3 :|

Oops! ~ I’ve lost the comments in the cut and paste. Basically, I see this as a happy evolution of the polka known as "Paddy Kenny’s", with some joyful borrowing in the process, but it has become distinct in its own right, a lovely tune to play and dance to…

“Paddy Kenny’s” ~ other members of the family

The following two verstions are given in the same key as the original submission to aid comparison but can also be played in ‘G’…

K: A Major
|: c/B/ |
A>F EF | AB/c/ de | fc/e/ c/B/A | BA FE |
A2 E>F | AB ce | ec/e/ c>B | BA A :|
|: c |
e2 ec/e/ | fe ce | Be Bc | BA FA |
[1 e2 ec/e/ | fe cA | Be B>c | BA A :|
[2 A>F EF | AB/c/ df | ec cB | BA A2 ||

K: A Major
|: AB/A/ FE | FA B/c/d | ec/e/ dB | BA FE |
A2 FE | FA Bc | e2 d/c/B | BA A2 :|
|: e2 ec/e/ | fe cA | Be Bc | BA F/G/A |
ec/e/ ec/e/ | fe cA | Be Bc | BA A2 :|