Paddy Taylor’s jig

Also known as The Banks Of The Shannon, Paddy Taylor’s #2, Paddy Taylor’s No 2, Paddy Taylor’s No.2.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Lambert’s (a few times).

Paddy Taylor’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Paddy Taylor's has been added to 94 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ABA g3 | a3 efg | f3 fge | cAG EFG |
ABA g3 | aba efg | fed cAG | [1 Adc dcB :| [2 Adc d2e ||
f2d edc | ded cAG | AGE (3DDD D | fed ecA |
fed edc | ded cde | (3fga f gec | [1 edc deg :| [2 edc dcB ||
# Added by tbag .
X: 2
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B |ABA g2 g | aba efg | fef ged | cAG EFG |
A2 A gfg | a2 a ee/f/g | fed cAG | Adc d2 :|
|: e |fed edc | ded cAG | ABA DED | f2 d ecA |
f2 d edc | d2 d cde | fed cA^G | Adc d2 :|
X: 3
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: B |A^GA =gfg | a^ga ef=g | ~f^ef g=ed | cAG EFG |
~A3 ~g3 | ~a3 ee/f/g | f2 d cAG | Adc d2 :|
|: e |fed edc | d2 d cAG | A^GA DF/=G/A | fed e^cA |
fed e2 c | ded cde | fed cAG | Ad^c d2 :|
X: 4
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AG| |E3 ~d3 |Bee Bcd |BcA GED | B,CA, EDE |
EeB ~d3 |efe ded |BcA GED | EDE A2 :||
e | ~c2A BAG |ABA GED |B,CA, EDE | ABA GED |
~c2A BAG |EAA GAB |cBA Bed | BAG A3|]
ed | cEE BEE | ABA GED | B,CA, EDE |ABA GED |
~c2A BAG |EAA GAB |cBA Bed | BAG (A ||"last time"A6)|]
X: 5
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
~A3~g3 | ~a3 efg | ~f3 ged | cAG EFG |
~A3~g3 | ~a3 efg | fed cAG | Adc d3 :|
|: fed edc | ~d3 cAG | ~A3 DFA | fed ecA|
fed edc | ded cde |fed cAG | Adc d3 :|

Eight comments

Kinda surprised this one isn’t already here, but my quick search came up dry, so maybe it isn’t. Anywho, although I play it a bit differently, this is the second of the Paddy Taylor jigs that would get played in a set around my local sessions. The first Paddy Taylor’s jig is this one: https://thesession.org/tunes/2719

Yeah I was surprised it wasn’t here as well, but I did as many little ABC searches as I could and it threw up nothing, but it’s such a good tune it really should be here. The three dotted crotchets in the first couple of bars mean you should never have to play this the same way twice! There’s millions of options for them.

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Paddy Taylor’s Jig

James Kelly play this one on his "Capel Street" Tape and he also calls it "Paddy Taylor’s".

Confusion with a different tune…

On the Catherine McEvoy album, the tune labelled "Paddy Taylor’s" is a reel in D, not this tune. That same tune is on the last set on Tara Diamond’s album Seanchairde and is listed as "Little Katie Taylor."

They are both great tunes, but they are not the same.

Paddy Taylor’s…

There are at least 3 reels and 2 jigs known as "Paddy Taylor’s", and the only way to link a tune to a recording when confusion occurs is to do it in the "Comments".

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Paddy Taylor’s, X:4, in Amaj

As played by Finbarr Dwyer with "John Dwyer’s" (‘Return to Burton’) on ‘Traditional Irish Accordion’
This seems to be quite a different tune to the usual Amix Paddy Taylor’s no2, and neither is it the Dmaj jig transposed.
It should probably have its own page…
Does it have another name?

X: 4
T: Paddy Taylor’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AG| |E3 ~d3 |Bee Bcd |BcA GED | B,CA, EDE |
EeB ~d3 |efe ded |BcA GED | EDE A2 :||
e | ~c2A BAG |ABA GED |B,CA, EDE | ABA GED |
~c2A BAG |EAA GAB |cBA Bed | BAG A3|]
ed | cEE BEE | ABA GED | B,CA, EDE |ABA GED |
~c2A BAG |EAA GAB |cBA Bed | BAG (A ||"last time"A6)|]

Re: Return to Burton Road - correction

Just to clarify (!), on ‘Traditional Irish Accordion’, the jig set on track 12: i) John Dwyer’s ("Finbarr Dwyer’s Favourite") https://thesession.org/tunes/1159 followed by: ii) Paddy Taylor’s, as transcribed above in setting #4

‘The Return to Burton Road’ is actually one of Richie Dwyer’s jigs, and Finbarr plays it on ‘Accordion Music from the Soul’, track 2, https://thesession.org/tunes/2055
along with ‘The Road South West.’

Paddy Taylor’s, X:5

From the Norbeck version, which has it in Dmix.