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.
| ~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 ||
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOL. I hate it when my bra straps dig in like this. Can’t hardly breathe let alone type accurately….
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?
I have had this tune for quite a while now as "Shafer’s" can’t remember the source though.
“Paddy Taylor’s” ~ another take on this
T: Paddy Taylor’s
|: 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 :|
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.
Having just listened to the Incredible String Band’s "Schaeffer’s Jig", I can hear that it’s a different tune. Sorry about that.
Transcribed from the playing of Yvonne Casey on her self-titled album.
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.