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Tune ID#1189 (Maid on the Green)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid on the Green about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (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):
Maid on the Green, The / Maid on the Green / An Gearrchaile ar an bhFaiche / An Gearrchaile ar an bPlásóg / The Maids on the Green / Night of the Fun / Tracey's Jig (also with additional part inserted after 1st, also in D)
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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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[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Bart Henry's [Batt Henry] Traditional Quartet Orchestra.
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[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Ann McNulty (C melodeon), unknown (banjo).
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[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
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[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle). For this tune: Joe Shannon (pipes).
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[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
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[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
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[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
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[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
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[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Breandan O'Hare (flute).
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[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: Kevin Henry (C whistle), Maggie Healy (C whistle).
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[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Patrick Mangan (fiddle).
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[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
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[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (whistle).
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[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).
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[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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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 #853 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #114 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #108 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #10 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 33 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 33 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #179 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 162 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #74 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #48 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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