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Tune ID#1235 (The Green Hills of Tyrol)

Transcription of first 2 bars of The Green Hills of Tyrol about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Arc 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
The Green Hills of Tyrol / Tripping down the Stairs (2nd in set Ships Are Sailing on EI 2; 2nd in set Sailor on the Rock on AcrPond; 3rd in set The Green Hills of Tyrol on AbsIr; mislabeled as Maud McQuillan on Arc 1) (compare as jig #769)
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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).
~19888#2
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: Aly (fiddle).
~19915#1
[Arc 1] Arcady. After the Ball . . .. Jackie Daly (accordion), Frances Black (vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano/keyboards), Johnny McDonagh (percussion), Brendan Larrisey (fiddle, viola), Nicolas Quemenar (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: Brendan (fiddle).
~199113#1
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: (hammered dulcimer), (whistle).
19956#2
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion). For this tune: with Séamus Egan (flute).
~200212#2
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
20075#3
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Green Hills of Tyrol
EI 2, AbsIr
Captain Carswell
Boys 14
Sailor on the Rock
AcrPond
Played beforeOn Albums
Trip to Windsor
Boys 14
Monaghan Twig
LFinger
Bob McQuillen's
Arc 1
Pinch of Snuff
EI 2
Fermoy Lasses
AbsIr

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 reel #124 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1988