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JOHNNY FROM GANDSEY. AKA and see "John o' Badenyond." Irish, Scottish; Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Irish collector P.W. Joyce's [1] (1827-1914) version was collected from his own experience as it was a favorite reel learned in his childhood in Glenosheen, County Limerick, in the first half of the 19th century. It is a version of the Scottish air and strathspey "John o' Badenyond" and would seem to be an example of the cross-fertilization of Scottish and Irish music, extending even the southwest of Ireland at that time. Bayard (1981) believes it may have been derived from the older tune "Logan Water." See also Arty McGlynn's tune "Lead the Knave," remarkably similar.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 21, pp. 13-14.

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