Pa Paddy O’Sullivan’s polka

Also known as Pa Paddy’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Pa Paddy O'Sullivan's has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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:|
2
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:|
3
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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Hetty, it’s even sweeter in C… πŸ˜‰

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… πŸ˜‰