Paddy on the Pike

As played by Wilson Douglas from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Southern Appalachians Collection

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Recording of Wilson Douglas released on the album The Right Hand Fork of Rush’s Creek


This is an interesting tune from West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas. It’s rather different from the popular versions of Paddy on the Turnpike, but I do think it is related. The B part of this tune is crooked, with two extra beats appearing in the middle of its first line.

Cross-tune to AEAE.

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Paddy on the Turnpike

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