Paddy Taylor’s jig

Also known as Brandy For The Bishop, Dawn’s, Foynes, Foynes’, Lambert’s, Paddy Taylor’s, Paddy Taylor’s #1, Paddy Taylor’s Favourite, Paddy Taylor’s No 1, Paddy Taylor’s No. 1, Paddy Taylor’s No.1, Taylor’s.

There are 40 recordings of this tune.

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Paddy Taylor’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

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

Paddy Taylor's has been added to 79 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: ~E3 DED | CEG c2 G | cdc BGF | EGE FED |
~E3 DED | CEG c2 e | dcB GAB |1 ced c2 D :|2 ced c3 ||
|:e2 g fed | ecA GA_B | A2 F DEF | GEC EDC |
e2 g fed | ecA GEG | ABc dBG |1 ced c3 :|2 ced c2 D ||
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2
X: 2
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |FAF EFE | DFA d2 A | ded cAG | F/G/AF GED |
F/G/AF EFE | DF/G/A def | edc ABc | dfe d2 :|
|: e |f2 a g2 e | fdB AFA | B2 G EE/F/G | A2 D FED |
ff/g/a gfe | fdB A3 | BB/c/d ecA | dfe d2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:A3 G3|FAc f2c|fag f2c|dcB BcB|
A3 G3|FAc f2b|agf cde|fag f3:|
|:a2a b2b|afd cAc|dBG GFG|cAF FEF|
a2a b2b|afd cAc|cde fdc|fag f3:|
4
X: 4
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3 EFE | DFA d2 A | ded cAG | FAF GFE |
FAF EFE | DFA def | edc ABc | dfe d2 :|
e | f2 a g2 e | fdB AB=c | BcB EFG | A2 D FED |
f2 a g2 e | fdB AFA | Bcd ecA | dfe d2 :||
5
X: 5
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG |: F3 EFE | DFA d2 A | ded cAG | FAF GFE |
F3 EFE | DFA def | edc ABc | dfe d2 :|
|: e |f2a g2e | fdB AB=c | B2B EFG | A2 D FED |
f2a g2e | fdB AFA | Bcd ecA | dfe d2 :|
6
X: 6
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|: FGF EFE |DFA d2A|ded cAG|F/G/AF GFE|
FGF EFE | DFA def | edc ABc |1 dfe dAG :|2 dfe d2e ||
|:f2dg2d | fdB A2^A | B2B EFG | AGF GFE |
f2d gfe | fdB A^GA | Bcd edc |1 dfe d2e:|2 dfe d2 |]

Twenty-nine comments

Lambert’s

I got this off the lilting of four time All-Ireland Seamus Fay, from Co. Cavan. His cd release party was featured on RTE’s Ceili House radio program last week (or is it this week?), and his cd, "Seamus Fay: Cavan’s Lilter," is well worth a listen. His phrasing and ornamentation are wonderful, and his pleasure in the tunes shines through.

On Ceili House, Mr. Fay lilts this in C, which works nicely on fiddle. For D flute and whistle, here’s basically the same setting in D.

X: 1
T: Lambert’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: D
| ~F3 EFE | DFA d2 A | ded cAG | FAF GFE |
| ~F3 EFE | DFA d2 f | edc | ABc |1 dfe d2 A :|2 dfe d2 e ||
| f2 a gfe | fdB AB=c | B2 G EFG | AFD FED |
| f2 a gfe | fdB AFA | Bcd ecA |1 dfe d2 e :|2 dfe d2 A ||

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Paddy Taylor’s

This is a Paddy Taylor composition.

Paddy Taylor ??

Known as "PaddyTaylor’s" Jig, right enough - Comhaltas whistle tutor, and the first tune on Paddy’s Claddagh LP "Boy in The Gap". But did he compose it, or is it just a tune associated with his name from the LP ? A lovely jig.

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So Jack and Jenny, what key do you most often play/hear it in? Seamus Fay lilted it in C major, but I wonder if that was mostly to suit the range of his voice.

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D major

That’s what I’ve always heard/played it in. Uh… hey Will… who’s Jenny? Is this the famous Jenny who’s welcoming Charlie, picking cockles, getting married, and keeping chickens?

I know in the sessions around Baltimore, they play this tune in D. They typically play it with another one of Paddy Taylor’s jigs, and to my knowledge, they’ve always just called them Paddy Taylor’s #1 and #2.

Lol, Jack, that’d be my lazy right-hand fingers giving poor Kenny a sex-change operation with a simple slip on the keyboard….

Thanks for the key info.

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I just found this same tune (in D) in the wooden flute tune database under the name Paddy Taylor’s, transcribed by Alan Ng. His notes include the following info: "From Maire O’Keeffe’s program notes: According to Breandan Breathnach, Paddy learned the first of these jigs from Mick Barry, a local blacksmith in Loughill."

"…the first of these" being this particular tune. Which strongly suggests that Paddy Taylor is not the composer.

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I wonder if this Mick Barry guy called it "Lambert’s."

Maybe Lambert called it "Mick Barry’s"…

Not emasculated !

I would like to assure Jill Harmon that I still have a complete trouserfull.
"Paddy Taylor’s " jig I have only ever heard played in "D" - and not very often , strangely.

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LOL. I hate it when my bra straps dig in like this. Can’t hardly breathe let alone type accurately….
🙂

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I have this tune with another few names, the Foynes Jig, and Dawn’s Jig, Dawn being a daughter of Martin Mulvihill. I have Lambert’s as a different tune entirely, but that tune has 5 other titles as well..

The Paddy Taylor’s 1 and 2 name comes from a cd that Paul deGrae is on also.

Who was Lambert, anyone know?

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I have had this tune for quite a while now as "Shafer’s" can’t remember the source though.

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"Paddy Taylor’s" ~ another take on this

X: 3
T: Paddy Taylor’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A |\
FAF EFE | DFA d2 A | ded cAG | F/G/AF GED |
F/G/AF EFE | DF/G/A def | edc ABc | dfe d2 :|
|: e |\
f2 a g2 e | fdB AFA | B2 G EE/F/G | A2 D FED |
ff/g/a gfe | fdB A3 | BB/c/d ecA | dfe d2 :|

Lambert’s Jig

Hetty said, "I have had this tune for quite a while now as "Shafer’s" can’t remember the source though…"

Possibly the same as me: I first came across this tune as "Schaeffer’s Jig" played by The Incredible String Band.

Lambert’s Jig

Having just listened to the Incredible String Band’s "Schaeffer’s Jig", I can hear that it’s a different tune. Sorry about that.

Sorry, but this is a duplication.

I’ll be very surprised if this transcription didn’t come from this recording :
https://thesession.org/recordings/3552
and it’s "Paddy Taylor’s" jig in "F", because the player on the recording [ doesn’t say anywhere who plays on it ] plays the jig on a low F whistle.

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RE: Duplication

I only ever knew this tune by the name "Brandy for the Bishop" and haven’t been able to find it on The Session. It is by the Irish Showtime Band and was on a CD of mixed Irish Tunes. I am grateful to know the name of this tune that is actually searchable, thank you Kenny.

You’re welcome……..

https://thesession.org/recordings/1119
I first heard the jig on Paddy Taylor’s solo recording - see link above. That recording was made either in 1966 or 1967, so the tune’s been known by his name for over 40 years. It also appears under his name in the "Comhaltas" whistle tutor. If you’ve any knowledge about "The Irish Showtime Band", [ such as who they are !!! ] - please add to the comments I made in the "Recordings" section. Best wishes.

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Re: Paddy Taylor’s

"Track 2" where ?

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Re: Paddy Taylor’s

Never mind - another thread.

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Lambert’s, X:4

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. Also, of course, known as Paddy Taylor’s.