Planxty Drew jig

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Planxty Drew has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Drew
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
GA| BAG Bcd| cdB AGF| GDG G2 G/A/| BGG G2 G/A/|
BAG Bcd |cdB AGF| Ggg a/g/fd| cAF G||
BA| GDG Bcd| Ggg gaf| gfd c/B/AG| Fff f2 f/g/|
af/g/a/f/ ge/f/g/e/| fd/e/f/d/ cA/B/c/A/| Ggg a/g/fd| cAF G||
X: 2
T: Planxty Drew
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
||:A| BAG Bcd| cdB AGF| GDG G2A| BGG G2A|
BAG Bcd |cdB AGF| Ggg afd| cAF G2:||
||:A| GDG Bcd| Ggg gaf| gfd cAF| Ggg g2g|
afa geg| fed cAF| Ggg afd| cAF G2:||

Four comments

Planxty Drew

Composed by Turlough O’Carolan.

Accidental in the last measure?

Love this tune, but the version I’ve heard most often is played with an accidental in the last measure of each part. Thus, the F should be F#… at least according to other recordings I’ve heard and in my opinion. I did a search for other sheet music sources of this tune and found that that, first, it doesn’t seem to be the most common tune out there. Second, from the few other pieces of sheet music I found, the very accidental I’m talking about is most often not noted as accidental at all. Go figure!

Love this tune. I save the accidental for the last time through – it’s a nice way to end it.

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Planxty Drew, X:2

Most fiddlers I’ve heard play it something like x:2. Harpers tend to play the 16th note runs. Harpers and fiddlers seem to agree that bar 12 goes Ggg g2. I’ve not heard bar 12 played Fff f2.