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Tune ID#309 (Cherish the Ladies)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cherish the Ladies 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 jig96AABBCC'CC'DDEED Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cherish the Ladies / Tabhair aire do na Mná / Capper's Jig / The Humours of Cappa (1st in set Light Jigs on TrsCl) (from 2 to 6 parts, usually with 5; starts with 4th part on OTUS1) (also in G) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of #4798; compare more distantly 1st and 3rd parts with Pathway to the Well #1553; compare 4th part with 1st part of The Little House under the Hill, not included here, to be found in O'Neill books)

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
193214#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Patrick Killoran and His Pride of Erin Orchestra: Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle), unknown (accordion, saxophone, banjo).
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19351.2#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19474#1
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande.
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~19739#1
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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~197420#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (fife), John Wright (jew's harp), Noel Pepper (harmonica), Paddy Moran (flute), Paddy Neylan (spoons).
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~19812#2
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
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~198614#1
[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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~199616#1
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Pat King (piano accordion).
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~199717#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~20005#1
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
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20022.9#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Téada: Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Mary Wolverton (fiddle).
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~200812#1
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
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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 #730 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #29 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #88 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #24 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #94 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 19 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #36 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 64 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 80 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #79 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 130 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #18 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): 1903