Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Paddy Fahey’s Jig #5, Paddy Fahy’s.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
F | E/F/GC DEF | GcA Bcd | efd ga/g/e | fdc BGF |
E2 C EFD | GCD EFG | Bc/d/B cBG | FDB, CGF |
EGC DEF | GcA Bcd | efd ga/g/e | fdc BGF |
E2 C EFD | GCD EFG | Bc/d/B cBG | FDB, CEG |
|: cd/c/B Gce | gfa gec | Ad^c de/f/g | fdc BGF |
G,CE Gce | {a}gfa gec | AdB cBG |1 FDB, CEG :|2 FDB, CGF ||
"Final ending, last four bars of Part B"| GCD EB,D | G,CE {G}F3 | GBd cBG | FDB, C3 ||
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Five comments

Paddy Fahey’s

This is the second Fahey tune in a set of jigs on The Well Tempered Bow by Liz and Yvonne Kane, following the Paddy Fahey’s jig I posted here yesterday.

This one’s a bit more of a finger twister on fiddle, and definitely gets your bow jumping across the strings, but it doesn’t need to go fast to sound good, so ease into it. I like the lope that Liz and Yvonne give to it, emphasized with some well-placed cuts and triplets. Watch for that lone c sharp in the B part.

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this is wierd. i can’t get this tune to print out from my abc2win program. i’ve never had this problem before. all the other recent tunes work fine. any ideas?

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It could be one of several factors. I’m no abc expert, and I don’t mess with abc software at all, so I’m probably blowing smoke here. But…does it matter whether there’s a space bewteen the colon and the labels in the abc header fields? You could try deleting the space. Also, I neglected to put a double bar line at the end of the A part. Could that be fouling things up? Finally, maybe abc2win doesn’t like the line of text introducing the final ending. Delete that and give it a try.

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i deleted the ending and it printed. thanks for the tip, i’m glad it worked ‘cause i’m no wizard with abc’s. thanks!

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