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Tune ID#1059 (Kitty's Rambles)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kitty's Rambles about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kitty's Rambles / The Rambles of Kitty / Rambles of Kitty / Kitty's Ramble / Kitty's Rambles to Youghal / The Heart of my Kitty for Me / The Heart of my Kitty Still Warms to Me / The Heart of My Kitty / Dan the Cobbler / The Ladies' Triumph / The Ladies Triumph / Three Little Drummers / Trí Dhrumadóirí Bheaga / Young Ettie Lee / I'm a Man in Myself Like Oliver's Bull / Linehan's Rambles / Murray's Maggot / Strap the Razor / An Chailleach is a Ceag ar a Gualainn (1st in set The Frost Is All Over on MC; 1st in set The Rambles of Kitty on JMcSh 1) (often with 3 parts, also in Major, also in G Major, also with 4 parts but only in O'Neill books) (very similar to The Cobbler #349; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Clancy's #2805)

cd Discography

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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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19211.11#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19211.22#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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192610#1
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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193217#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Frank Lee's Tara Ceilidh Band.
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19495#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Pat "Pakie" Russell (concertina).
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19663#2
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
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196713#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle).
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~19703#2
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~1973B.10#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others..
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197522#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle).
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19789#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion).
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~19782#2
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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198723#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~19939#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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~19952#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
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199612#2
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: James Keane (accordion).
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~19962#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
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~19967#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~199810#1
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
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~199811#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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20001#3
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
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200112#1
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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~20036#2
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
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~20106#1
[JMcSh 1] John McSherry. Soma. John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~20116#1
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
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Bibliography

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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1043 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #5 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #28 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #36 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 60 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].

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