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Tune ID#882 (When the Cock Crows It Is Day)

Transcription of first 2 bars of When the Cock Crows It Is Day about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (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):
When the Cock Crows It Is Day / When the Cock Crows, It Is Day / When the Cock Crows / Tá an Coileach ag Fógairt an Lae / Tá'n Coileach ag Fógairt an Lae / Tá an Coilleach ag Fógairt an Lae / Tá an Coilleach ag Fogairt an Lae / Tá an Coileach ag Fogairt an Lae / Coileach an Lae / An Coilleach / Stagger the Buck / Be Easy You Rogue! / Stop You Rogue! / Priest Avourneen / Priest with the Collar / Phelim O'Neill / Sheelah in Sorrow / The Big Bow Wow (mislabeled as Merry Blacksmith on IDM 2; 2nd in set The Clare Reel on SGMM) (also in C; in A Major with 4 parts in O'Neill books) (not really a double jig, single jig, or slide but a song-tune - compare as song #2464) (compare I Will if I Can #342)

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
~194920#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Séamus Ennis (pipes).
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195919#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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~195912#4
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals).
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~197716#2
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~19959#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
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~19982.4#2
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Mick Mulcahy (concertina), Louise Mulcahy (pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, harp).
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~200112#1
[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: Barry Kerr.
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~200219#2
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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20039#2
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: with Séamus Mac Mathúna (lilting).
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200511#2
[SGMM] Shannon, Gavin, McGoldrick and Murray. Tunes. Sharon Shannon (accordion), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle), Jim Murray (guitar).
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~201014#3
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
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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 #1109 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #854 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #115 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #299 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #79 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #68(ii) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #68(i) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #134 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #21 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 33 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #76 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
On page 26 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #329 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As jig #146 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