This is in D mixolydian, not G major.
Credit where it’s due…
Links to the recording, if you put "The" in the title.
Composed by Paddy O’Brien (Co. Offaly), according to www.irishtune.info
Oops and Thanks!
I got this tunes from Martin Hayes but he wasn’t sure of the composer. Sorry for messing up the title and key. I’m not sure what mixolydian mode is but knew there was an F# in it.
After slowing down the recording Martin Hayes made in class at Swannanoa last week, I detected a few errors in the ABC as originally submitted. The most notable differences are that the C’s in measure 2 are replaced by C#’s, and the E’s in measure 2 of the B part are replaced by C’s. Here is my ABC for the "The Poor Man’s Fortune":
T: Poor Man’s Fortune, The
FDEF D2 de | fde^c d^cAB | c2 dc BG G2 | EDCD EAGE |
FDEF D2 de | fde^c d^cAB | c2 dc BG G2 |1 EDCE D2 AG :|2 EDCE DGAB ||
|:c2 gc acgc | Gceg agfe | d2 ad bdad | Adfa bafd |
c2 gc acgc | afge defg | afge fded |1 c3 d cBAB :|2 c3 d cBAG||
Why did you change the key to Gmix?
I heard Martin Hayes play this tune also, he said that Liz Carrol wrote it….
reaghan, I think you just misheard: Hayes has been following Poor Man’s Fortune with The Fiddler’s Key. TFK was written by Carrol; TPMF he sometimes introduces with a joke about how the title is contradictory but just the sort of thing O’Brien would come up with.
I looked at the sleeve notes. Composed by Paddy O’Brien from Co.Offaly, now resident in the USA [ not the Tipperary Paddy - RIP ]. As Henk Bos states above.