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Tune ID#1884 (Tell Her I Am)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tell Her I Am about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tell Her I Am / Abair Léi go bhFuilim / Abair Leí go bhFuil / Tart ar an Ól / Tart ar an Ol / Pléaráca an Rosa / The Humours of Ross / The Humours of Ballymore (2nd in set Tell Her I Am on MC; mislabeled as Trip to Sligo on WW 2; 2nd in set Áille's Arabesque on Trpsw) (wide range of settings, including without 3rd part or without 1st part)

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
~191924#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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19272.19#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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192712#2
[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19511.20#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
Go to Album
19781.21#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~198110#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
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~19829#1
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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19952#2
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
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19979#1
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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~20007#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
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~20032#2
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
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20062#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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~20068#2
[Trpsw] John McSherry and Dónal O'Connor. Tripswitch. John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Dónal O'Connor (fiddle, keyboards).
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20074#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute).
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~20079#3
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: Tim Collins (concertina).
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~20097#2
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
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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 #749 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #37 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #94 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 38 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #47 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #4 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 20 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #15 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #86 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #126 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #228 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