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Tune ID#1114 (Leg of the Duck)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Leg of the Duck about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CDrny 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Leg of the Duck, The / The Leg of a Duck / Daniel of the Sun / Dhonal na Ghreina / Domnall na Greine / Cos na Lachan / The Bucky Highlander / Bully for You / From the Court to the Cottage / Girls of the West / I Gave to My Nellie / Potatoes and Butter / She's the Girl that Can Do It / Sunny Dan / Tady You Gander / 'Tis Sweet to Think / You May Talk As You Please (1st in The Garrykennedy Set on GOC 2) (also in G, also as slide) (compare Daniel of the Sun #461 and compare as melody for song An Muileann #4787)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~1991B.7#2
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki).
~199512#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~199714#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~199912#1
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo), with Liam O'Connor (fiddle), Michael O'Connor (accordion).
200121#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mylons Rock [Mylon's Rock]
MotS 1
Played beforeOn Albums
An Seanduine Dóite
CDrny 3
High Part of the Road
TMcCrthy
Black Rogue
GOC 2
O'Keeffe's
PHCB

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #984 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #200 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 42 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
As other #3 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As slide #15 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