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Tune ID#4297 (Riding on a Load of Hay)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Riding on a Load of Hay about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Riding on a Load of Hay (compare 1st part with 1st part of Captain Moonlight's Army #3840, which details further tunes with very similar 1st parts)

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
~19786#3
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #343 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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): 1927