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Tune ID#126 (Behind the Bush in the Garden)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Behind the Bush in the Garden 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 ?
Single jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Behind the Bush in the Garden / The Bargain Is Over / Who'll Be King But Charlie? / We Have No King But Charley / Royal Charley / The Tidy Woman / Times Are Mighty Hard / I Sat in the Valley Green (for 3rd figure of the quadrille Off to Skelligs in book R) (also as slide, also in G)

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
~19762#1
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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19774#2
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~199510#2
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~199714#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. John Williams.
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~20065#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
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20087#2
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
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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 #1114 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #398 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #296#3 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 76 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 181 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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