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Tune ID#614 (Fasten the Leg in Her)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fasten the Leg in Her about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Chi (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fasten the Leg in Her / Fasten the Leg on Her / Fasten the Leggin' / Fasten The Leg In / Fasten the Leg / Fáisc an Chos Uirthi / Fasten the Wig on Her / Rambles with Rory / Johnny Is So Long at the Fair / The Noonday Feast / Port Vincent Hegarty / Joe Ryan's (2nd in set The Wandering Minstrel Medley on MLIIA) (compare Tribute to Peggy McGrath included here and compare 1st part with 1st part of #1527)

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
~19196#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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192814#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. James Morrison (fiddle).
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19752#2
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Joe Shannon (pipes), John McGreevy (fiddle).
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~1978A.2#2
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~19895#1
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (flute), (accordion).
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199021#2
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. all sixteen fiddlers (fiddle).
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19932#2
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
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~19956#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: Tommy Keane (Eb whistle).
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~19967#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~19978#2
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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19992#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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~200611#1
[JOSe] Jimmí Ó Sé. Malairt Poirt ó Fionntrá. Jimmí Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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~20079#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: Tim Collins (concertina).
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~200811#3
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (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 recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #860 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #120 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 20 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #197#1 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #6 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #73 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 35 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #13 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #63 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #40 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 134 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #32 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