Paddy’s Resource jig

Also known as Belle Of The Kitchen, Kitty Of Coleraine, New York, The New York, The New York.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Mist Covered Mountain (a few times).

Paddy’s Resource has been added to 7 tune sets.

Paddy's Resource has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paddy's Resource
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|GFG DB,D|GBd e2d|gdB BAB|cBc E2F|
GFG DB,D|GBd e2d|gdB BAB|cEF G2:|
|:D|GBd GBd|GBd cBA|GBd efg|fd^c def|
gbg faf|ece ~d2B|cBc Adc|BGF G2:|

Six comments

Musician friend of ours found this (among other tunes written in ‘backward’ notation) from a fiddler’s manuscript at Arlington, Vermont, USA circa 1780.

Duplication ~ no doubt there

Just in case, it has been added as comment to the earlier submission.

Backwards notation, I wonder if the fiddler was dyslexic? :-D As a kid I started out with all my writing mirror images, right to left…

Old notation

Ceol, I’ve seen more than a few notations by different colonial transcribers with the heads of the quavers looking to the ‘left’ instead of to the ‘right’ :-) You had a true gift there with your own early images…I’d like to see how you did that ~

It comes easy, but, sadly, it sometimes happens without intent, such as mixing up letters when I type very fast… It came in handy setting type from the old trays… :-D