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Sheet Music: The Night Paddy Murphy Died

TitleThe Night Paddy Murphy Died
ComposerJohnny Burke (1851–1930)
Also attributed toTraditional Canadian
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (48 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (2 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (725 kB)
Date added2011-12-04
Last updated2011-12-04
CategoriesBallads, Drinking songs, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 4 December 2011

Tune of the Day: The Night Paddy Murphy Died

Traditional drinking song

This popular Newfoundland folk song was written by Johnny Burke (1851–1930), a Canadian songwriter and musician who was nicknamed the “Bard of Prescott Street”.

The song has been recorded by numerous artists; the version by the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea is sung by Russell Crowe in the 2009 movie State of Play.

Thanks to Riamu for suggesting this tune!