Planxty Drew jig

By Turlough O’Carolan

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Planxty Drew appears in 1 other tune collection.

Planxty Drew has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Drew
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
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
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:|

Five comments

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.