Annotation:Johnny McIljohn's (1)

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X:1 T:Johnny McIljohn's No.1 S:Sessions, records Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D FA A2 BAFA | BAFA Bd d2 | FA A2 BAFA | BdAF E2 D2 :| f3 e d3 A | BAFA BAFA | f3 e d3 A | BdAF E2 D2 :|

JOHNNY McILJOHN'S [1]. AKA - "Johnnie Macclejohn." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Mallinson): AABB (Sullivan). A variant of "Silver Spear (The)." According to the Boys of the Lough ("Recorded Live, 1975") the tune is sourced to Leitrim musician Tommy Maguire, who had it from his father John Maguire, known as Johnny McIljohn. "He lilted the tune regularly at country house ceilidhs so his name became associated with the tune." See also cognates from County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier's c. 1883 music manuscript collection as "Lovely Lassie Winking (The)" and an untitled reel (Grier No. 198, for which see "Reel (72)."

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Printed sources : - Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 23, p. 9. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 2); No. 11, p. 5.

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