Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s polka

Also known as Pa Paddy’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Pa Paddy O'Sullivan's has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Pa Paddy O'Sullivan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G/A/ |B>c BA | Bd eg | dd/e/ dG | BA AG/A/ |
B>c BA | B/c/d eg | d>e dB | AG G :|
|: d |g2 a/g/f | ed eg | dd/e/ dG | BA A2 |
g>a gf | ed d/e/f/g/ | d>e dB | AG G :|
X: 2
T: Pa Paddy O'Sullivan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 FE | FA Bd | A2 AD | FE E2 |
F2 G/F/E | FA Bd | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D2 :|
|: d2 dc | BA Bd | A2 AD | FE E2 |
d2 e/d/c | B>^A B/c/d | A>B AF | ED D2 :|
X: 3
T: Pa Paddy O'Sullivan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D/E/ |F>G FE | FA B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AD | FE ED/E/ |
F2 G/F/E | FA Bd | A>B AF | ED D :|
|: A |d2 dc | BA Bd | A>B AF | FE EA |
[1 d2 e/d/c | B>^A B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D :|
[2 F2 G/F/E | FA B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D |]

Eight comments

“Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s” ~ ? :-/

I’m positive I know this by another name, and it may already be here in some form. This is also played down lower in D ~

X: 1
T: Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: F2 FE | FA Bd | A2 AD | FE E2 |
F2 G/F/E | FA Bd | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D2 :|
|: d2 dc | BA Bd | A2 AD | FE E2 |
d2 e/d/c | B>^A B/c/d | A>B AF | ED D2 :|

Yea! agree its a nice tune. I’m wanting to finish it by using the last 4 bars of the ‘A’ music as the last 4 bars of the ‘B’ music on the repeat. And I do like it in D.

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“Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s” ~ with that second ending & other options 8-)

X: 3
T: Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: D/E/ |\
F>G FE | FA B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AD | FE ED/E/ |
F2 G/F/E | FA Bd | A>B AF | ED D :|
|: A |\
d2 dc | BA Bd | A>B AF | FE EA |
[1 d2 e/d/c | B>^A B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D :|
[2 F2 G/F/E | FA B/c/d | A/B/A/^G/ AF | ED D |]

Hetty, it’s even sweeter in C… ;-)

Thanks for that ‘c’. I’ve played on my C/C# Prematona. It’s a fairly rich box with the bass coupler on. very throaty. A little sweeter without. I think I prefer the throaty version. D is a more user friendly key for my wife to play in however. But you have sparked off an idea of building a set starting with this and moving onto other keys. C to Dminor might be a good start. any suggested polkas in D minor?

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They’re all Scandinavian… ;-)