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MRS. O'NEILL. Irish, Planxty. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) says "the first half of the tune is too mutilated to allow of reconstruction," while the barring of the second half is "obviously faulty". He has reconstructed bars 6, 7, and 8 in his version.

Source for notated version: John Mulholland, Collection of Ancient Irish Airs [1] (Dublin, 1810) [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 136, p. 96. Mulholland (Ancient Irish Airs), 1810; p. 57. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Time or Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 136, p. 174.

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