Do What You Please but Take Care of My Cap

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X:1 T:Untitled M:6/8 L:1/8 N:"This tune appears again under the title: N:'Do what you please but take care of my cap." B:Stanford/Petrie - Complete Collection of Petrie's Irish Airs (1905, No. 872) N:See also No. 173 in the same volume Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin A/G/|FDD FDC|DGG G2A|TB3 GBd|cAG F2 (3c/d/e/| fFTF AFTF|cAG F>GA/B/|Td3 d>^cA/d/|=cA^F G2|| (3d/=e/^f/|g^fg G2d|gfg G>Bd/=e/|fef F2.c| fcA FGA|{c}BAB B,2=B|c=Bc ABc|Td2 d>^cA/d/|(cA)^F G2||



DO WHAT YOU PLEASE BUT TAKE CARE OF MY CAP. AKA and see "Don't Spoil My Cap," "Planxty O'Daly. Irish, Air or Planxty (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. An untitled air that collector George Petrie believed was a planxty or dance tune "apparently by Carolan." He indicated it was a variant of a tune he had collected, called "Do what you please but take care of my cap", from the sculptor Patrick MacDowell in 1859. A version of the melody is contained in the mid-19th century Sliabh Luachra music manuscript once in the possession of D. Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel, Co Cork (No. 80, p. 35 [1]). Francis O'Neill printed the tune in his Music of Ireland (1903, No. 688) as "Planxty O'Daly," a title that Donal O'Sullivan concludes is wrong.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From Mr. MacDowell, March 1859" [Petrie]; George Petrie [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources : - O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 173. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 872, p. 218.






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