Paddy Fahey’s jig

By Paddy Fahey

Also known as Fahey’s Tractor, Paddy Fahey’s 4, Paddy Fahey’s Jig No 4, Paddy Fahey’s No. 4, Paddy Fahy’s 4, Paddy Fahy’s No. 4.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

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Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 16 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 105 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBA aed|c{d}cA g2e|dBG Bcd|
cBA EAB|cBA a2g|.f/.g/af gfe|dBG Bcd:|
cBA a^ga|Ace aed|c{d}cA g2e|dBG Bcd|
cBA a^ga|Ace a{b}ag|.f/.g/af gfe|dBG Bcd:|
2
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBc aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA EAB|cBc abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|
|:cBA ~a3|Ace aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA ~a3|Ace abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
"Am"(3c/d/c/BA EAB|cBc "D"a^fd|"Am7"c2 A "C"g^fg|"G"dBG Bcd|
"Am"(3c/d/c/BA EAB|cBc a2 g|"D"^faf "Am"g/a/ge|"G"dBG Bcd:|
|:"Am"cBA a^ga|Ace aed|BcA "C"g(3a/g/^f/g|"G"dBG Bcd|
"Am"cBA a^ga|Ace a2 g|"D"^f/g/af "C"g/a/ge|"G"dBG Bcd:|
# Added by Bazza .
4
X: 4
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:BAG DGA|BAG gec|BAG fgd|cAF ABc|
BAG DGA|BAG g2f|ece fed|cAF ABc:|
|:BAG ~g3|GBd gec|BAG fgd|cAF ABc|
BAG ~g3|GBd g2f|ece fed|cAF ABc:|

Seven comments

Paddy Fahy’s

Another Paddy Fahy double jig. We learned this from the playing of Yvonne Kane. I have to check yet, if it is on one of the Kane sisters recordings.

A version of this appears on Fisherstreet’s "Out in the Night":

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahy’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBc aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA EAB|cBc abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|
|:cBA ~a3|Ace aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA ~a3|Ace abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|

This is based on the box setting, but I can hear the concertina playing F#s in the 2nd bar |cBc afd| which I don’t think sounds as good. I prefer to hear those come as a surprise towards the end of each part. I like to hear a dorian tune put its #6ths to good use like this!

Paddy Fahey’s Jig No 4

Setting as given in appendix to Maria Holohan’s thesis. Added chords mine, so please take or leave.

This tune may be somewhere else on this site, but I couldn’t find a specific pointer to PF’s jig No 4 (as numbered in Holohan - which I assume is the nearest thing to a recognised numbering system for his tunes).

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Paddy Fahey’s, X:4

As played by Paddy O’Brien, Tom Schaefer & Paul Wehling on their album "The Sailor’s Cravat".