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Tune ID#2079 (Wise Maid)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise Maid about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wise Maid, The / Wise Maid / An Cailín Siosmaideach / An Mhaighdean Chríonna / The Mistress / All Around the World / All Around the World for Sport / Turas na Cruinne ag Toraícht Cuideachta / An Stuaire Stuama / Johnny Doherty's Reel / Doherty's Reel / John Doughtery's / Cooley's / Matt Molloy's / Mot Malloy / The Jolly Beggar (titled simply as Reel on Plx 1 and Plx 4; 2nd in set Watch My Foot on KCB 5; 4th in set The Cooley Set on MOCCH 1) (also in C) (composed by Johnny Doherty?)

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
19731#1 (0:02)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
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~19737#2
[Plx 1] Planxty. Planxty. Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandola, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhrán). For this tune: Liam O'Flynn (pipes), Andy Irvine (mandola), Donal Lunny (bouzouki).
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~19759#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~19775#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~19791#2
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue.
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19861#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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~19861.2#2
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
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~19888#1
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
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199119#1
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal.
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~199312#1
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
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~19932#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~199314#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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19956#1
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Zan (guitar).
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19969#3
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
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19972#1
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals). For this tune: Brendan (accordion).
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~199710#2
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
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~19982#3
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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199915#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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199914#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
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~19993#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Billy.
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~200813#4
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).
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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 #29 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 293 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #200 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #52 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #168 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #72 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 70 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 118 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #353 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #147 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #104 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 110 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1973