Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#126 (Behind the Bush in the Garden)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Single jig||32||AABB||A Dorian
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Behind the Bush in the Garden / The Bargain Is Over / Who'll Be King But Charlie? / We Have No King But Charley / Royal Charley / The Tidy Woman / Times Are Mighty Hard / I Sat in the Valley Green (1st in set Gander in the Pratie Hole on Yanks 2; for 3rd figure of the quadrille Off to Skelligs in book R) (also as slide, also in G)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. John Williams (concertina), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).
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 #1114 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #398 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #296#3 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. |
|On page 76 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 181 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. |
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