Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore waltz

Also known as Erin Shore, Gleanntáin Ghlas’ Ghaoth Dobhair, Gleanntan Glas Gaoith Dobhair, The Green Glens Of Gweedor.

There are 34 recordings of this tune.

Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore has been added to 9 tune sets.

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore has been added to 180 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
C2|"C"G2 A2 B2|G4 C2|G2 E2 G2|"F"F2 E2 C2|"Bb"B,2 A,2 B,2|"C"C4 C2|
C6-|C4 A2|"F"A2 G2 F2|"C"G4 c2|"C7"c4 B2|G4 BB|B2 A2 G2|
"F"F2 C2 D2|"Bb"B,6-|B,4 A2|"F"A2 G2 F2|"C"G4 A=B|"C7"c4 B2|
G4 cc|"Bb"B2 A2 G2|"F"F2 C2 D2|"Bb"B,6-|B,4 C2|"C7"G2 A2 B2|
G4 C2|"C"G2 E2 G2|"F"F2 E2 C2|"Bb"B,2 A,2 B,2|"F"C4 C2|"C"C6||
# Added by MBAC .
X: 2
T: Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|"A"e3f g2|e4 A2|e3c e2|"D"d2c2A2|"G"G3F G2|"A"A4 A2|
A6-|A4 ag|"D"f3e d2|"A"e3f g2|"A7"a3g f2|e4 a2|g3fe2|
"D"dA3 B2|"G"G6-|G4 a2|"D"f3e d2|"A"e3f g2|"A7"a3g f2|
e4 a2|"G"g3f e2|"D"dA3B2|"G"G6-|G4 A2|"A7"e3f g2|
e4A2|"A"e3c e2|"D"d2c2A2|"G"G3F G2|"D"A4 A2|"A"A6||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G2|"G"d3e f2|d4 G2|d3B d2|"C"c2B2G2|"F"F3E F2|"G"G4 G2|
G6-|G4 gf|"C"e3d c2|"G"d3e f2|"G7"g3f e2|d4 g2|f3ed2|
"C"cG3 A2|"F"F6-|F4 g2|"C"e3d c2|"G"d3e f2|"G7"g3f e2|
d4 g2|"F"f3e d2|"C"cG3A2|"F"F6-|F4 G2|"G7"d3e f2|
d4G2|"G"d3B d2|"C"c2B2G2|"F"F3E F2|"C"G4 G2|"G"G6||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

The right key is C mixolydian.
As many Irish songs (specially of the XIX century), the lyrics of this air talk about emigration.

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By the way, I’ve recently heard an air named “Roving Galway Boy”; the phrases of that one end as “Paddy’s Green…” (F2E2C2|,B2,A2,B2|C4C2|C6-|C4). But I’m sure that the beggining of the phrases was different.
Could they be, anyway, the same tune?

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Paddy Green’s Shamrock Shore on harp?

I stumbled upon this lovely waltz just last night, it’s on a cd I’ve had a while but hadn’t listened to, “Instrumental Celtic Airs from Ireland”…a bit sleepy and not very well played in some cases but this tune really jumped out at me. Had it in my harp hands in no time, but appreciate the sheet music aid.

This isnt the same tune as Ireland’s green shore it it?


I’ve actually always played this in A mixolydian.

Re: Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

Just playing this on my high D whistle. In one key you have to play down to a low B which was too low for the instrument. The easiest key was C but I had trouble playing the Fs. Any suggestions?