Paddy O’Carroll jig

Also known as Exile’s Lament, Paddy O’Carrol.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Paddy O’Carroll appears in 2 other tune collections.

Paddy O'Carroll has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy O'Carroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/-G/|FDD FDD|F>GF FED|AFF dFF|E>FE DAG|
|FDD FDD|FGF FED|AFF dFF|D>ED D2:|
a/-g/|fdd ecc|BdB AGF|fda eca|dB^g a2 a/-=g/|
|fdd ecc|BdB AGF|AFF dFF|D>ED D2:|
2
X: 2
T: Paddy O'Carroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d || BGG BGG | BcB BAG | dBB gdB | ABA A2d |
BGG BGG | BcB BAG | dBB gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: g || bgg agf | ege dBG | GBd gfg | efg a3 |
bgg agf | age dcB | def gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: d || BGG dGG | BGG BAG | ece dBG | FAA A2d |
BGG dGG | BcB BAG | def gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: d || gbg faf | ege dcB | ceg dBG | FAA A2f |
bgg agf | ege dcB | def gdB | GAG G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Paddy O'Carroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
-g/|fdd ecc|BdB AGF|fdA ecA|GBg f2a|
ffd ecA|BdG AGF|AFF dFF|D>ED D2:|
4
X: 4
T: Paddy O'Carroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGG ({B/}A)GG | BGG ({B/}A)GG | GBd gdB | Ad^c =cBA |
BGG ({B/}A)GG | BGG ({B/}A)GG | GBd gdc | B>cA G2 :|
bg({a/g/f/}g) af({g/f/^e/}f) | gfe dcB | bg({a/g/f/}g) af({g/f/^e/}f) | ge^c' d'2 d'/=c'/ |
bgg aff | gfe dcB | GBd gdc | B>cA G2 :|

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Paddy O’Carroll

This tune dates back before the time of the American Civil War. During that conflict, a song emerged among pro-Union Irishmen here in the States called "The Opinions of Paddy McGee." The song used this tune as its melody.

"Paddy O’Carroll"

Here’s a 4 part version that I found in Gmaj:

X: 1
T: Paddy O’Carroll
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours; p.35, No.145.
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 280
K: Gmaj
|: d || BGG BGG | BcB BAG | dBB gdB | ABA A2d |
BGG BGG | BcB BAG | dBB gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: g || bgg agf | ege dBG | GBd gfg | efg a3 |
bgg agf | age dcB | def gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: d || BGG dGG | BGG BAG | ece dBG | FAA A2d |
BGG dGG | BcB BAG | def gdB | GAG G2 :|
|: d || gbg faf | ege dcB | ceg dBG | FAA A2f |
bgg agf | ege dcB | def gdB | GAG G2 :|

I play a slightly different 2d part to Jdharv submission :
-g/|fdd ecc|BdB AGF|fdA ecA|GBg f2a|
|ffd ecA|BdG AGF|AFF dFF|D>ED D2:|

"Paddy O’Carrol" ~ 1820

X: 3
T: Paddy O’Carrol
B: "Riley’s Flute Melodies, Volume 2", New York, 1820, page 41, tune #134
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: GMaj
|: d/>c/ |\
BGG ({B/}A)GG | BGG ({B/}A)GG | GBd gdB | Ad^c =cBA |
BGG ({B/}A)GG | BGG ({B/}A)GG | GBd gdc | B>cA G2 :|
|: g/>a/ |\
bg({a/g/f/}g) af({g/f/^e/}f) | gfe dcB | bg({a/g/f/}g) af({g/f/^e/}f) | ge^c’ d’2 d’/=c’/ |
bgg aff | gfe dcB | GBd gdc | B>cA G2 :|