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.
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?
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
Played on whistles at Aberdeen Folk Club, 1972.