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MRS. WALLER. Irish, Air or Planxty (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) calls this an "exceptionally tortuous piece." The subject of the piece. according to O'Sullivan, may be Miss Jane Ormsby, who married Rober Waller of Rockwood, County Roscommon. He became High Sheriff of the country in 1747. See also Carolan's "Mr. Waller."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 166, p. 112-113. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times, and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 166, p. 190. Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 70, p. 44.