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Tune ID#1951 (My Love She's But a Lassie Yet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Love She's But a Lassie Yet about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DLB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet / My Love Is But a Lassie Yet / Too Young to Marry / Darling Child / Chinky Pin / Fourth of July / Midnight Serenade / Sweet Sixteen (also as single reel, also as lancer, also as song, also with reversed parts in British/American music) (2nd part same as 2nd part of Tripping on the Mountain #3943)

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
19745#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
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~198621#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
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20023#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (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.
On page 278 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As polka #46 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): 1974