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. 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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