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X:1 T:Thomas Burk M:C| L:1/8 R:Air B:Neal – Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes (1724, p. 4) K:G dc|B2 AG Bc d2|D2 (3GAG G2c2|BcdB edcB|A4 A2 dc| B2d2c2e2|d2g2 gfed|efge f/g/a gf|g6 d2|ga b2b2 a>b| gagf e2 fg|abag fgfe|d6 ef|g2G2G2 ed|e2E2E2e2| edcB cBAG|G6::G2|DEDC B,CDB,|G2D2D2 EF|GAGF EFGE| AGFE D2 GA|B2 Bc BAGF|E2g2f2 ed|eged BABd | e6 fe/f/|g2gf e2 ef|gafg e2 d/e/f|gfed edcB|A6 A/B/c| B2 B/c/d ef g2|fgaf gfgd|edcB cBAG|G6:|]

HONORABLE THOMAS BURKE (Pleraca Tomas Buaircac). AKA - "Thomas Burk/Burke." AKA and see "My Love's a Bonny Naithing." Irish, Air or Planxty (2/4 or whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Complete Collection): AB (O’Neill): AABB (O'Neill): AA’BC (Sullivan). "Honorable Thomas Burke" was composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). The air was recorded in the Belfast Northern Star of July 15, 1792, as having been played in competition by one of ten Irish harp masters at the last great convocation of ancient Irish harpers, the Belfast Harp Festival, held in the city that week. The melody was reconstructed by O'Sullivan from Mulholland and John Lee's publications, where it was incorrect in each instance. The Hon. Thomas Burke (d. 1763) was the third surviving son of the 9th Earl of Clanricard, according to O'Sullivan (1958). O'Carolan also wrote a tune for his sister ("Lady Laetitia Burke").

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Mulholland's Collection of Ancient Irish Airs (Belfast, 1810) [O'Sullivan]; Wendy Stewart [Sullivan]. .

Printed sources : - Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 13, p. 32. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isles), London, 1867; No. 48, p. 12. Neal (Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes), 1724; p. 4. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 98, p. 55. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 244. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 694, p. 128. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 11, p. 109. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3); No. 39, p. 16. Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 93, p. 59

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