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Tune ID#1305 (Miss Johnson)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Johnson about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AMPR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Johnson / Miss Johnson's / Miss Johnson's Reel / Miss Johnston / Miss Johnston's / Miss Johnston's Reel / Iníon Mhic Sheáin / Reedy Johnson's / The Fifer's Reel / The Mountainy Man / The Munster Bank / Rock the Cradle / Belvidere / The Cow That Ate the Blanket No. 2 (3rd in set Nightingale on McP BHB; 1st in set The Teetotaler on TCB 4) (also singled, also with reversed parts; a unique setting in D Major is included here in book NF) (compare Youghal Quay #5556)
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Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
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[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
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[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
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[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast.
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[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
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[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
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[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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[In2M] Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt. In Two Minds. Len Graham (vocals, spoons), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, whistle, dance). For this tune: Brían Ó hAirt (whistle).
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Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1376 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #626 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #173 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 127 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 69 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #28 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903