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Tune ID#1343 (Morrison's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Morrison's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Morrison's Jig / Port Uí Mhuirgheasa / Morrison's / Maurice Carmody's Favorite / Maurice Carmody's Favourite / The Stick across the Hob / Stick across the Hob / Stick on the Hob / Paddy Stack's Fancy Jig / Paddy Stack's Fancy / Lyons' Favourite / Lyon's Favourite / The Rookery (3rd in set Old Hag You Have Killed Me on BB 2 and BB 5; mislabeled as Whelan's in a set on CmA 1 which alternates between this tune and Whelan's; 2nd in Morrinson's Jig Set on AMacN 1, where the set is mislabeled as Mary Bergins Hornpipe) (also with 1 or 2 more parts) (compare Whelan's #1699)

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
19768#3
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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19768#3
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
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~19786#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (piccolo).
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~198010#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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~19913#1
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Paul Cienniwa (piano).
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19951#2
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tim Kearns (fiddle).
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~199632#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Tommy "Clogs" Gallagher (fiddle).
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~199719#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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19994#2
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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20022#1
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
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~20091#1
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
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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 #50 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #37 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As jig #102 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On pages 20-21 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #198 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #92 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 99 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 164 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #80 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #195 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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): 1963