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Tune ID#3158 (Sleepy Maggie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sleepy Maggie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DD HR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCB Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sleepy Maggie (2nd in set Noel Hill's / Noel Hills' on DD HR) (compare 2nd tune in set Drowsey Maggie on Ch 4, included here; setting in book NF has parts in different orders and one unusual part)

cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19951#2
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
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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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1424 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #661 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 135 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 240 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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