St. Patrick's Day


                      St. Patrick's Day

                                      Traditional Irish tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

Set dance, in jig time


E--||----------|--------------------|--3--2--0-----------|
A--||*--6:-----|-----0--------2--5--|-----------5--2-----|
D--||*--8:--0--|--5-----5--5--------|-----------------5--|
G--||----------|--------------------|--------------------|
            |_    |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|


|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--0-----0--2--------|--------------------|-----0--------2--5--|
|-----5--------5--0--|--2--4--2--2-----0--|--5-----5--5--------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |     |_    |__|__|  |__|__|


|--3--2--0-----------|--------------------|------------------||
|-----------5--2-----|--0-----0--2--------|-----------------*||
|-----------------5--|-----5--------5--0--|--2-----4--5-----*||
|--------------------|--------------------|------------------||
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|     |     |_ |


|-----|-----0--2--3--5--3--|--2--0-----0--------|
|--2--|--5-----------------|--------5-----5--2--|
|-----|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----|--------------------|--------------------|
   |_    |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|


|-----0--2--3--5--3--|--2--0-----0--------|-----0--2--3--5--3--|
|--5-----------------|--------5--------2--|--5-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |     |_    |__|__|  |__|__|


|--2--0-----3--2--0--|--------------------|--3--2--0-----------|
|--------5-----------|--5--2--------2--5--|-----------5--2-----|
|--------------------|--------5--5--------|-----------------5--|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|


|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--0-----0--2--------|--------------------|-----0--------2--5--|
|-----5--------5--0--|--2--4--2--2-----0--|--5-----5--5--------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |     |_    |__|__|  |__|__|


|--3--2--0-----------|--------------------|-----------------||
|-----------5--2-----|--0-----0--2--------|-----------------||
|-----------------5--|-----5--------5--0--|--2-----4--5-----||
|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------||
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|     |     |_ |

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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||------|| Repeat         ----------
||*----*||                -4:------- Time
||*----*||                -4:------- Signature
||------||                ----------

This melody is hundreds of years old.

If you have ever played a jig on mandolin before, "St. Patrick's Day" is a piece of cake.

I found this tune in standard notation as number 975 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 167. The tune is in the public domain worldwide.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work and not to the tune itself.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "St. Patrick's Day".


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