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X:1 T:Planxty Johnston C:"Carolan" M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air N:"Vivace" B:Bunting - General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1796, No. 58) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C G|c2c (cB).A|G2F E2G|D2G C2c|{c}B2A G2z| e2d c2d|e2f g2a|g2e c2d|B2c d2e| (dB).G (dB).G|A2B c2d|c2c (e/d/).c.B|(c3 c2):| |:(gef g2).c|.B2.c .d.a.b|(c'2a) (b2g)|(a2f) .d.e.f| g2g .g>.a.g|.e2.e .e.f.e|(c>d).c .B2.c|(dB).G (GA).B| .c.B.A .G.F.E|{E}F3 z2z|.d2.d (de).d|(dB).G G3| ege faf|ege fdf|ece dBG|[G3c3][E3c3]:|]



BAPTIST JOHNSTON (Pleraca Ionston). AKA – "Mr. Baptist Johnston," "Planxty Baptist Johnston." Irish, Air or Planxty (6/8 time, "lively"). D Major (O'Neill): C Major (Complete Collection). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Complete Collection). Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738). The tune was originally titled “Baptist Johnson” and refers to Baptist Johnston of Tully, County Monaghan, a High Sheriff of his county in 1728 and MP for the borough of Monaghan between 1747 and 1753.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The manuscript collection of Belfast musician and collector Edward Bunting [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources : - Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1796; p. 31. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 62, pp. 56–57. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 234. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 656, p. 118. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 62.






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