Miss Johnson reel

Also known as The Fifer’s, McKeighue’s, Miss Johnson’s, Miss Johnston, Miss Johnston’s, Miss Johnstone, Miss Johnstone’s, Miss Johnstones.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Chattering Magpie (a few times), The Flax In Bloom (a few times) and Micho Russell’s (a few times).

Miss Johnson has been added to 5 tune sets.

Miss Johnson has been added to 141 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BcdB G2 BG | DGBG dGBG | BcdB GBAG | FGAB cAdc |
BcdB G2 BG | DGBA BABc | dBcA BGAG |1 FGAB cAFA :|2 FGAB cedc ||
Bcde dcBc | dBgB aBgB | Bcde dcBc | A2 af gfed |
Bcde dcBc | dBgB aBgB | f2 fe defg | a2 ag fdcA |
Bcde dcBc | dBgB bBgB | Bcde dcBc | A2 af gfed |
Bcde dcBc | dBgB aBge | f2 fe defg | a2 ag fdcA |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BcdB G2GF|GBAF G2GA|BcdB GBAG|FGAB c2dc|
BcdB G2GF|GBAF G2Bc|dBcA BGAG|FGAB c2dc|
Bcde dBGB|dg~g2 bg~g2|Bcde dcBc|Agaf gfed|
Bcde dBGB|defa g2fg|afdf ecAG|FGAB c2dc|
X: 3
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bd cA GG | DG BA Gg | fd cA GD | (3EFG AB cA :|
|: Bd ^ce dd | Bd ga (3bag | Bd ^ce df | a2 fa (3gfe :|
X: 4
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bd cA GG DG | GG BA Gz eg | fd cA GF DG | E/2F/2G AB cA A2 :|
|: Bd ^ce d2 zA | B/2c/2d ga agag | B/2c/2d ^ce defg | aafa gfed :|
X: 5
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BcdB G2 GF|GBAF G2 dc|BcdB G2 AG|FGAB cAdc|
BcdB G2 GF|GBAF GABc|dBcA BGAG|FGAB cA||
dc|Bcde dBGB|dg g2 bg g2|Bcde dcBc|Aaaf gedc|
Bcde dBGB|defa g2 fg|afdg ecAG|FGAB cA||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 6
T: Miss Johnson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BcdB G2BG|DGBG DGBG|BcdB G2BG|FGAB cedc|
BcdB G2BG|DGBG DGBG|dBcA BGAG|FGAB cedc:||
Bcde d~B3|dBgB aBgB|Bcde dcBc|Aaag fedc|
Bcde d~B3|dBgB aBgB|bgaf gfed|egfa gedc:||

Seventeen comments

Miss Johnson

Originally from Scotland , but well established in Irish traditional music. Recorded by Mary Bergin, and Anne Conroy has a particularly fine version on a recording she made with Dublin singer Geraldine MacGowan which featured most of the band

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Source: Re-joyce by Maire O’Keeffe, John Faulkner, Jackie Daly, Donal O’Connor
Transcription: gian marco pietreasanta

Dervish’s slip jig

X: 4
T:Miss Johnston’s (Slip Jig)
M:3/4
L:1/8
R:Slip Jig
K:G
|: Bd cA GG | DG BA Gg | fd cA GD | (3EFG AB cA :|
|: Bd ^ce dd | Bd ga (3bag | Bd ^ce df | a2 fa (3gfe :|

Dervish’s reel

X: 2
T:Miss Johnston’s (Reel)
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:G
|: Bd cA GG DG | GG BA Gz eg | fd cA GF DG | E/2F/2G AB cA A2 :|
|: Bd ^ce d2 zA | B/2c/2d ga agag | B/2c/2d ^ce defg | aafa gfed :|

"Dervish’s Slip Jig" in 3/4???

Hey, Dow, how’d you get over here? We are definitely crossing paths…

Will you please stop following me around like a shadow!?

Heh, heh, heh, da phantom strikes…

Brothers in arms…

~ and related appendages ~ ;-)

The Fifer’s, X:2

This version – very similar – appears in P.W. Joyce’s Old Irish Music and Songs (1909), vol. 1, p. 44, No. 84.

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Miss Johnson, X:6

This is the setting I use — sweet and simple.