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Tune ID#1391 (My Love Is in America)

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Love Is in America about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WC 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
My Love Is in America / My Love Is in Amerikay / My Love in America / My Love She's in America / I Meiriceá atá mo Ghrá-sa / Tá mo Ghrá i Meiriceá / My Love in the Bronx / My Love Is on the Ocean / Dandy Apron / The Dandy Apron / Jenny Lind's Reel / Jenny Lind's / Jenny Hind's Reel / Collier's (1st in set Alternate Routes on MSHtn 1) (also in D Major; with extra beat in setting on CCssdy and WaMoDub) (compare Collier's Reel #359)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~1947A.1#2
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
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~19636#1
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
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197112#1
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
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~19714#2
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
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19739#2
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~197516#2
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19801#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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19866#2
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
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~198620#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
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199022#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. all sixteen fiddlers (fiddle).
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~19931#3
[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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19942.1#3
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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~19949#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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19955#1
[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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19978#1
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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~199712#2
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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~19992.2#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Niall Keegan (flute).
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~200012#2
[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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~200223#3
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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~20028#2
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Patrick Mangan (fiddle).
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~20031#1
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
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~20076#1
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion).
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~201114#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
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20131#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (whistle).
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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 #1327 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #586 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #160 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #271 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #48 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #83 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 119 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #49 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #15 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #238 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #136 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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