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Tune ID#1361 (Paddy in London)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy in London about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy in London / The Mug of Brown Ale / Mug of Brown Ale / Jug of Brown Ale / Delaney's Drummers / Drumadóirí Uí Dhúláinne / The Clare Jig / Port an Chláir / Winter Apples / Apples in Winter / Ginger's Favourite / The Cooraclare / Spoonful of Treacle / The Butcher's March / The Raffle Jig (also in E) (2nd in set Contentment Is Wealth on PJConlon; for The Siege of Ennis in book MM)

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
192215#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Jim Morrison (fiddle).
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19282#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Michael Cashin (fiddle), Tom Doyle (flute).
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19292.24#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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193816#2
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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195210#1
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
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~197912#2
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
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~198617#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
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198728#2
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~19939#1
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
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~199411#4
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee.
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~19979#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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199914#3
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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20002.5#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
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~20035#2
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
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~200810#1
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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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 #305 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #128 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #40 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 28 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #57 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 231 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As misc #24 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 25 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #39 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #86 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 96 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 167 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #81 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1907