Bean Pháidín slip jig

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Bean Pháidín
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BAG Bdd Bdd|BAG BdB A2G|BAG Bdd Bdd|edd gdB A2G:|
|:def gba age|def gba g3|def gba age|dBd gdB A2G:|
2
X: 2
T: Bean Pháidín
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FED FAA FAA|FED FAF E2D|FED FAA FAA|BAA dAF E2D:|
|:ABc dfe edB|ABc dfe d3|ABc dfe edA|BAA dAF E2D:|
3
X: 3
T: Bean Pháidín
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAG Bdd Bdd|BAG Bc/d/B A2G|BAG Bdd Bdd|edd gdB A2G|
BAG BDD BDD|BAG Bc/d/B A2G|BAG Bdd Bdd|edd gdB A2G||
def gba age|def gba g3|def gba age|dB/c/d gdB A2G|
def gba age|dB/c/d gba g3|def gba age|dB/c/d gdB A2G||
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Bean Paidín (slip jig)

This tune comes from the playing of Harry Bradley, who got it from Connemara melodeon player Johnny Connolly. It’s apparently a song melody.

X2 - In D

In D like Planxty.

I think they count it in 12/8 as well.

Re: Bean Páidín

Lovely slip jug….Play on my Celtic harp, no problem…Can’t play second part on Highland pipes, but can on bellows small pipes as I have to extra top notes…

Re: Bean Pháidín

Páidín is a familiar form of Pádraig, so a good rendering would be "Paddy’s Wife".

Re: Bean Pháidín

There are numerous recordings of a vocal version of this tune. To prevent the singer from expiring due to lack of oxygen, the last bar of each line is stretched to a 15/8. My current trio has an arrangement of Bean Pháidín/the Chanter’s Tune and Planxty Bunting. Lots of fun. There are several versions of the lyrics. Here is one ‘as Gaeilge agus as Béarla’.

BEAN PHÁIDÍN
(Curfá)
‘S é’n trua nach mise, nach mise
‘S é’n trua nach mise bean Pháidín
‘S é’n trua nach mise, nach mise
‘S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

1. Rachainn go Gallaí go Gallaí
Is rachainn go Gallaí le Pháidín
Rachainn go Gallaí go Gallaí
Is thiocfainn abhaile sa mbád leis
(Curfá)
2. Rachainn go haonach an Chlocháin
Is siar go Béal á’ na Báighe
Bhreathnóinn isteach tríd na bhfuinneoga
A’ súil is go bhfeicfinn bean Pháidín
(Curfá)
3. Go mbristear do chosa, do chosa
Go mbristear do chosa ‘bean Pháidín
Go mbristear do chosa, do chosa
Go mbristear do chosa ‘s do chnámha
(Curfá)
4. Chaith mé mo bhróga, mo bhróga
Chaith mé mo bhróga i ndiaidh Pháidín
Chaith mé mo bhróga, mo bhróga
Chaith mé na boinn is na sála.
(Curfá)

Chorus
It’s a great pity that I’m not, that I’m not
It’s a great pity that I’m not Páidín’s wife
It’s a great pity that I’m not, that I’m not
And the woman that he has should be dead
(Chorus)
1. I would go to Galway, to Galway
And I would go to Galway with Páidín
I would go to Galway, to Galway
And I would return in the boat with him
(Chorus)
2. I would go to Clifden
And west by Béal Á’ na Báighe
I would look in through the windows
I would spot Páidín’s wife
(Chorus)
3. May your legs be broken, be broken
May your legs be broken, Páidín’s wife
May your legs be broken, be broken
May your legs and your bones be crushed
(Chorus)
4. I wore out my shoes, my shoes
I wore out my shoes, thanks to Páidín
I wore out my shoes, my shoes
I wore out the soles and the heels
(Chorus)