Johnnie McIljohn’s reel

Also known as Johnnie McIljohn’s No.2, Johnny McIlJohn’s No. 2.

Johnnie McIljohn's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Johnnie McIljohn's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GF GBdB | G2 BG A2 GE | G2 GF GABd | egdB AcBA :|
GB B2 GBdB | GBdB A2 GE | GB B2 GBdB | egdB A2 BA |
GB B2 GBdB | GBdB A2 GE | G2 GF GABd | egdB AcBA ||

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Johnnie McIljohn’s No.2

This reel comes from a recording by The Boys of the Lough (Welcoming Paddy Home), and follows "Johnnie McIljohn’s No.1". https://thesession.org/tunes/1491 and preceeds "Donegal Barn Dance" https://thesession.org/tunes/3469

The Boys They got the tunes from Tommy Maguire of Leitrim, whose father, John Maguire, was known as "Johnny McIljohn" for some reason. He "lilted" the tunes regularly at country house ceilidhs so his name became associated with the tunes.

There is already a tune in the database titled "Johnny McIljohn’s #2" but it is distinct from this one.

Only you can edit your submission LongNote, meaning you can delete the ‘gan ainm’ and give it a name. Since nigelg was sober when he added this transcription, hopefully it will survive despite it being tagged as a duplication…