Paddy O’Rafferty’s jig

Also known as Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, Paidin O’ Raifearta’s, Paidin O’ Raifertaigh, The Shannon.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Paddy O’Rafferty’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Paddy O’Rafferty’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Paddy O'Rafferty's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EAc EAd|EAc BAF|EAc EAd|c/c/c B ABA|
EAc EAd|EAc efg|aec dcB|1 c/c/c B ABA:|2 c/c/c B Aaf||
|:ecA ~f3|efe ecd|ecA fga|AcB Acd|
e2e ~f3|efe efg|aec dcB|1 c/c/c B Aaf:|2 c/c/c B ABA||
2
X: 2
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAc EAd|EAc BAF|EAc EAd|cBA ~F3|
EAc EAd|~c3 efg|aec BAB|1 cAA AGF:|2 cAA Acd||
|:~e3 fdf|~e3 ecd|~e3 fga|~A3 AFE|
~e3 fdf|~e3 efg|aec BAB|1 cAA Acd:|2 cAA AGF||
# Added by Enob .
3
X: 3
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EAc EAd|EAc BAF|EAc EAd|~c2B A2F|
EAc EAd|EAc efg|aec BAB|1 cAG A2F:|2 cAG A2f||
|:e3 faf|e3 ecd|e3 faf|ecA AFE|
e3 faf|e3 efg|aec BAB|1 cAG A2f:|2 cAG A2F||
4
X: 4
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:e3 ~f3|efe edB|Ace agf|ecB AFE|
e3 ~f3|efe efg|aec BAB|1 cAG AB/c/d:|2 cAG A2F||
|:Ecc Edd|Ecc BAF|Ecc Edd|~c2B ~A2F|
Ecc Edd|Ecc efg|aec BAB|1 cAG A2F:|2 cAG AB/c/d||
5
X: 5
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EAc FAd|EAc BAF|EAc FAd|cdB AFD|
EAc FAd|EAc efg|aed ~c2B|ABA AFE:|
|:e^de fec|~e3 ecd|e^de fga|~A3 AFE|
e^de fec|~e3 efg|aed ~c2B|ABA AFE:|
6
X: 6
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:f2 A ABA|g2 f ede|f2 A ABA|dfe dBA|
f2 A ABA|g2 f efg|a2 a f2 e|dfe dBA:|
|:f2 A e2 A|f2 A ede|f2 A e2 A|dfe dBA|
f2 A e2 A|f2 A efg|a2 a f2 e|dfe dBA:|
|:fdd edd|fdd edB|fdd edd|dfe dBA|
fdd edd|fdd efg|a2 a f2 e|dfe dBA:|
|:Aaa Aee|Aaa efg|Aaa Aee|dfe dBA|
Aaa Aee|Aaa efg|a2 a f2 e|dfe dBA:|
7
X: 7
T: Paddy O'Rafferty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A,DF A,DG|A,DF EDB,|A,DF A,DG|F (3GFE DCB,
A,DF A,DG|~F3 ABc|dAF EFE|1 D ~D2 DCB,:|2 D ~D2 D (3EFG||
|:A (3AAA Bcd|A (3AAA AFG|A (3AAA Bcd|DEF E2 D|
A (3AAA Bcd|A (3AAA ABc|dAF EFE|1 D ~D2 D (3EFG:|2 D ~D2 DCB,||
# Added by jmeme .

Ten comments

The Shannon

Surprised this isn’t on the session already. It’s in Pick it Up By Enda Scahill but it is linked to the wrong tune at the moment.

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Re: The Shannon

I’ll be very surprised if this isn’t here already, possibly in a different key. I think it’s one of the many variants of “Paddy O’Rafferty”, and also think it was recorded once by Sharon Shannon, which might explain the title if Enda Scahill had no other name for it. Someone else can look for it - too busy at the moment.

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Re: The Shannon

No it’s definitely not Paddy O’Rafferty.

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Re: The Shannon

I suppose I’ll have to go and find the recording now. All I will add is two things - there’s more than one “Paddy O’Rafferty”, and I at least am willing to accept that I could be wrong.

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Re: The Shannon

Thanks for that Jeff. I’m just listening to Sharon Shannon’s recording right now - the “kenny” memory still functions 🙂.
“I’ll be very surprised if this isn’t here already,… “ - correct.
“possibly in a different key…” - correct.
“ I think it’s one of the many variants of “Paddy O’Rafferty” - Sharon Shannon certainly thought so… and
“and also think it was recorded once by Sharon Shannon, … “ - track #8, third tune :
https://thesession.org/recordings/1004
QED.

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Re: The Shannon

Nice one. I wasn’t aware there were multiple Paddy O’Rafferty’s
Can someone please merge the tune with the correct Paddy Rafferty then?

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