i heard this tune a long time ago on Dave Swarbrick’s very first instrumental record called "Reels rags and airs", a pure gem and a mine for good tunes. Unfortunately, i don’t think it still can be found.
And of course, it is the first tune in the Dirty Linen Medley played by Fairport Convention.
Sometimes it is also called Last Night’s fun, there is a different version in O’Neill’s book.
i’m not so sure about the key as it starts with a A, any idea?
. Nice Tune .The key is D mixolydian.
A mixolydian !!
Rags, Reels & Airs
Paul-leray - unless I imagined it, I’m sure this LP was released on CD either last year or the year before, and should still be available. The LP is a bit of a collector’s item these days, and a copy in good condition used to sell for about
Paul, thanks for a fine tune—not one I’ve heard before, but definitely a keeper!
For an explanation of how to decipher a tune’s mode for future postings, click on: http://www.slowplayers.org/SCTLS/modes.htm
Thanks for the title, Paul. I posted a different setting, in E-dorian, some time ago:
My setting comes from an early album of Capercaillie, ‘The Little Cascade’, but I have a suspicion that i may have transposed it from the original key.
Thanks for the info Kenny, you are right, i searched, it was released on CD 2 years ago: Topic TSCD517. It is sold on the Topic site.
Roche II, page 24, tune #254 “Paddy be Aisy”
"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912
"Hop Jigs" ~ pages 24 - 28
T: Paddy Be Aisy
R: slip jig
|: B |\
A3 edB efg | A3 edB d2 B | A3 edB efg | fed edB d2 :|
|: e |\
fef afd efg | fef afd g2 e | fef afd efg | fed edB d2 :|
“Paddy, Now Won’t You Be Aisy”- 3 parts
A version in Dmaj with an additional third part can be found in ‘The Fiddler’s Tune-Book’:
T: Paddy, Now Won’t You Be Aisy
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Slip Jigs & Waltzes; p.13, No.57.
|| A |: DED dcd BAF | DED dcd B2A | DED dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dcd ded cBA | ded def g2e | dcd ded cBA | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dDD dcd BAF | dDD dcd B2A | dDD dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|
In addition to the version linked above, there’s another setting here https://thesession.org/tunes/13735
Paddy Be Easy, X:4
A four-part setting as played by accordionist John Carmichael, Glasgow.