Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Paddy Fahey’s 11, Paddy Fahey’s Jig No. 11, Paddy Fahey’s No. 11, Paddy Fahy’s, Paddy Fahy’s 11, Paddy Fahy’s No. 11.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|BdB cAF|BAB cde|fbg afc|BAB cAF|
B2B cAF|BAB cde|fbg afg|ecA B2F|
BdB cAF|BAB cde|fbg afc|BAB cAF|
B2B cAF|BAB cde|fbg afg|ecA B2d||
fef Bdf|ecA BFD|E2G DGB|Acf bge|
f2f Bdf|ecA BAD|EGc DFB|AGA B2d|
B/d/fb afd|gec fdB|EGc DGB|Acf bge|
f2b afa|geg fdB|EGc DFB|AGA B2F||
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2
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:DFB EGc|DFB ecA|B2 b fdB|ecA BFE|
DFB EGc|DFB ecA|B2 b fdB|ecA B3:|
|:f=ef Bdf|ecA BFD|E2 C DFB|Acf bg=e|
f=ef Bdf|ecA BFD|E2 C DFB|AcA B3:|
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
K: Bb
|:(vDF"="B) (EGc)|(DFB) e(cA)|"= "B2 ub ""f(""d""B)|e(cA) "="B(FE)|
(DF"="B) (EGc)|(DFB) e(cA)|"= "B2 ub ""f(""d""B)|(ecA) B3:|
|:"= "v(f""=e""f) (""B""d""f)|e(cA) B(FD)|E2 C (DFB)|(Acf) b(g=e)|
"= "v(f""=e""f) (""B""d""f)|e(cA) B(FD)|E2 C D(FB)|AcA B3:|

Five comments

Actually in Bb

This tune is in Bb not Gminor but since there is no option to submit Bb tunes on this list I have to list it as G minor.

There are quite a few tunes written in Bb originally, Fahey also wrote a Bb Hornpipe which is quite well known.

You can hear the man himself playing this great tune by clicking on this link

http://www.soundlantern.com/UpdatedSoundPage.do?ToId=1148&Path=12Track12PaddyFahey%27sJig.mp3

It sounds like he’s playing it in A on the link but that’s only cos his fiddle is tuned down a half step, so he really is playing this in Bb I promise!!!

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This is Jig No.11 by the way

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Keep them coming Pneumo

Paddy Fahey’s, X:3

This is the same setting of #2 proposed by JWiseman but I have added some comments in the text to show to fiddlers who are not so familiar with Bb (or Gm or whatever) how to make their finger’s life more "easy"!
First remenber that in usual score, = over the score lines means that, when you play the written note, you have to put your finger on two strings at the same time (the choice is depending on the next notes ; in that tune : Bb and Eb , Bb and F ). The following line ——————— (which is not so simple to produce in abc…) means that you leave your finger on the the fingerboard while playing with others fingers. So =——————- means that you leave your finger on both strings.
Please, experiment with and without these tricks.
Then you might love to play now with flatset…
The bowing indication uv or ( are simply a proposition which works fine with the left finger’s position =——-.