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X:51 T:Paddy Will You Now M:2/4 L:1/16 S:Capt. F. O'Neill R:Air K:G (3def|g2B2 B2AG|F2A2 A2BA|G2g2 gfga|b2g2 g2(3def| g2B2 B2AG|F2A2 A2BA|B2g2 gfga|b2g2 g2:| |:Bc|d2B2 d2ef|g2f2 e2d2|d2B2 d2ef|g2f2 e2d2| eeee e2d2|g2B2 B2A2|GGGF G2A2| B2G2 E2D2|GGGF G2B2|AAAB A2B2|B2g2 f2e2| d2c2 B2A2|GGGG G2B2|AAAA A2B2|B2g2 f2a2|g4 g2:|| % % The above setting differs not materially from that in % Clinton's 200 Irish Melodies for Flute, Dublin 1840. % Under the same name a much simpler version appears % in Haverty's 300 Irish Airs, New York 1858, having but % the exceptional number of 13 bars altogether. To the % editor this strain was known in boyhood days as "Tow % Row Row" both names being taken from the first line % of the song "Tow Row Row, Paddy, will you now", % which song by the way cannot be found in any Irish % collection at present available. "Ta na la" or "It is day" % one of three tunes of that name in Stanford-Petrie % Collection is obviously the same strain. The arrangement % however is quite different; the melody and chorus together % consisting of but 17 bars. % To add to the diversity, we find that the arrangement of % "Paddy will you now" to which is set Gavan Duffy's poem % "Watch and Wait" in Ballads and Songs by the Writers of % "The Nation" Dublin 1845 is limited to 14 bars.