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DAVID POWER. Irish, Air or Planxty (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) identifies the person named in the title as David Power of Coorheen House, on the shore of lake Louhgrea, County Galway. O'Carolan also composed tunes for Power's wife and daughter (see "Mrs. Power"/"Carolan's Concerto" and "Fanny Power", two of his most celebrated compostions.
Source for notated version: John Lee's Favourite Collection of the so much admired old Irish Tunes, the original and genuine compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard (Dubin, 1780) [O'Sullivan].
Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 153, pp. 104-105. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958, No. 153, pp. 192-193. Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 58, p. 36.