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Tune ID#749 (Good-Natured Man)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Good-Natured Man about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WU (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Good-Natured Man, The / The Good Natured Man / The Goodnatured Man / An Fear Lách / The Steamboat / Tim the Turncoat (in a set titled Tom Has Gone to the Fair on LBCK) (also in D or F) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tim the Turncoat #1910) (composed by James Hill)

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
19928#2
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~199310#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
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20002#1
[SkHly 3] Skip Healy. Purgatory Chasm. Skip Healy (flute).
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~200114#2
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Darragh Murphy.
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~20073#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
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20093#2
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
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20138#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (whistle).
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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 #1620 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 178 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #23 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #314 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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