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JOHN JAMESON. AKA - "Planxty James." Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Notated as having a 'Chorus', so may be a song also). Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) believes the subject of the composition to have been John Jameson of Sligo, who died in 1728, and that Carolan probably wrote the song for his marriage.

Source for notated version: Edward Bunting [O'Sullivan]

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 61, p. 56. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 61, p. 124.

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