Paddy In London jig

Also known as The Cat In The Corner No.1, Delaney’s Drummer.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Coppers And Brass (a few times).

Paddy In London has been added to 10 tune sets.

Paddy In London has been added to 82 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Paddy In London
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(G|F)DF ABc|ded def|AGF G2A|BGE E2G|
FDF ABc|ded def|AGF BAG|FDD D2:|
|:(g/2f/2)|eAA Agf|edc d2B|AGF G2A|BGE E2(f/2g/2)|
agf gfe|ded def|AGF BAG|FDD D2:|
|:g3 ~f3|gfe def|g2e fga|bge e2f|
gfg ~f3|gfe d2A|Bcd edB|[1AFD Def:|[2AFD DAG|]
X: 2
T: Paddy In London
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(G|F)DF ABc|ded dz2|AGF G2A|BGE E2G|
FDF ABc|ded dz2|AGF BAG|FDD D2:|
X: 3
T: Paddy In London
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDF ABc|dec def|AGF G2A|BGE EDE|
FDF ABc|dec def|AGF EAG|[1FDD DAG:|[2FDD Dgf|
|:ecA Agf|edc d2A|G2A FGA|BGE Egf|
ecA gfe|dec def|AGF EAG|[1FDD Dgf:|[2FDD Def|
|:g3 ~f3|gfe def|g2e fga|bge e2f|
gfg ~f3|gfe d2A|Bcd edB|[1AFD Def:|[2AFD DAG|]
X: 4
T: Paddy In London
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDF ABc|dec def|AGF G2A|BGE E3|
FDF ABc|dec def|AGA BAG|FGE DA,B,|
~D3 ABc|dec def|AGF G2A|BGE E3|
FDF ABc|dec def|AGA BAG |FGE D2f|
|:ecA Agf|edc d2B|AGF G2A|BGE E2g|
gfa geg|fdf ecA|Bcd edB|[1AFD Dgf:|[2AFE DA,B,|

Ten comments

Paddy in London - D major jig

I believe this to be the correct name for this tune , the source being O’Neill"s. There are 2 other tunes which at times receive the same title, namely Vince Broderick’s G jig "The Flail", and also the A minor jig ‘The Mug of Brown Ale’. But I gather these are misnomers.

Can anyone confirm the correct name as the above ?

Sheet Music for Paddy in London (beginners version)

You have the wrong Paddy in London listed here, the one you have listed is for advanced players, then one Im looking for is the one with the crochet stop at the end of the second bar which you would hear beginners playing or is this normally known under another title.

Err - not a lot that can be said to that.

Is this the same tune as the one you are looking for? If not then there are often many tunes that will share a name and plenty of tunes that will have multiple names.

If it is the same tune then similarly there are many different versions of many tunes. It is an aural tradition after all.

If it is the same tune won’t this version suffice? If you want a more simplified version then do you have a recording you could learn it from? Aural tradition and all…

(G|F)DF ABc|ded dz2|AGF G2A|BGE E2G|
FDF ABc|ded dz2|AGF BAG|FDD D2:|

3-part version taken from a recording of Tony O’Connell & Andy Morrow

3 part version

Thanks, Jeeve,

The three part version is the same one from the Abbeyfeale set on Dervish’s "Midsummer’s Night" album. I wonder is Andy Morrow related to Dervish’s fiddler Tom Morrow?

Frank Quinn - The Cat in the Corner No. 1

Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded this jig in 1923 as the first tune in the set of jigs entitled "The Cat in the Corner". In comparison to the O’Neill version he only played the first and third parts.