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X:1 T:Planxty O’Daly M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Spirited" S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 688 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin A/G/|FDD FDC|DGG G2A|~B3 GBd|{d}cAG F2 (3c/d/=e/| fFF AFF|cAG F>GA/c/|d2 {e/d/}^c d>cA/d/|=cA^F G2|| (3d/=e/^f/|g^fg G2 B/d/|g^fg G>c/d/=e/|f=ef F2 A/c/| fcA F2 G/A/|{c}BAB B,2 =B|{d}c=Bc A2 B/c/|d2 {e/d/}^c d>cA/d/|=cA^F G2||



PLANXTY O'DALY (Pleraca Ua Dalaig). AKA and see "Don't Spoil My Cap." Irish, Air or Planxty (6/8 time, "spirited"). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is attributed to blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) by George Petrie, who had it as an untitled planxty or dance air obtained from Irish sculptor and musical repository Patrick MacDowell in 1859. Petrie noted it was a variant of "Do What You Please but Take Care of My Cap." O'Neill's setting is the same as Petrie's, although where the "Planxty O'Daly" title came from is not known--Donal O'Sullivan clearly stated that O'Neill was wrong employing this title for the tune. O'Sullivan (The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper, 1958) includes the tune in his definitive compendium of Carolan's works, but as an untitled air. The tune bears some resemblance to Carolan's "Planxty Drew."


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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 242. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 688, p. 126. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 127 (untitled).

Recorded sources : - Alia Vox AVSA 9878, Jordi Savall - "The Celtic Viol. II" (2010).




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