Sheet Music: Paddy the Weaver

TitlePaddy the Weaver
Alternate titlesBasket of Oysters
Casey's Fiddle
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-05-14
Last updated2021-05-14
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
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Friday 14 May 2021

Tune of the Day: Paddy the Weaver

Traditional Irish jig

This melody was first printed in the 3rd volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1788) as “Basket of Oysters”, with the alternate title of “Pady [sic] the Weaver”. In this first appearance, the melody was actually set in E minor, but the major mode became rather prevalent in subsequent publications.