Johnny's Trip to France

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X:1 T:Johnny's Trip to France M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Capt. F. O'Neill Z:Paul Kinder R:March K:Ador gf | e2 A2 A2 Bd | edef TgedB | G2 GA BAGA | B2 d2 d2 Tgf | e2 A2 A2 Bd | edef TgedB | G2 GA BAGA | TB2 A2 A2 :| |: Bd | e2 a2 a2 ga | b2 ab a2 Tgf | edef gfga | bc'ba g2 ed | 1e2 a2 a2 ga | b2 ab a2 Tgf | edef gagTd | B2 A2 A2 :| 2a2 gf g2 fg | edef TgedB | G2 GA BAGA | TB2 A2 A2 ||



JOHNNY'S TRIP TO FRANCE. Scottish, Irish; March (4/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. O'Neill (1922) says: "The above fine marching tune tho' manifestly in the Irish style is probably of Scotch origin because it comes from the subconscious memory of the writer who associated in Chicago nearly 50 years ago, with such noted Highland pipers as McLean, Cant, and Monroe. Of the four distinct tunes named after Lochiel the Jacobite hero to be found in old printed collections, I find that one specially arranged for the Highland bagpipe is a variant of "Johnny's Trip to France"; dreamily remembered by the editor since early manhood."


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Printed sources : - Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 11. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 77.






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