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Tune ID#1386 (My Darling Asleep)

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Darling Asleep about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 1 (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):
My Darling Asleep / My Darling's Asleep (for 3rd figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (with additional part inserted in book Raff)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: (D harmonica).
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Valerie (fiddle).
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes). For this tune: with Patrick (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Connaughtman's Rambles
MOC 1, BPower
Sliabh Russell
Played beforeOn Albums
Scotsman over the Border
Tongs by the Fire
LR 1
Whelan's Jig
Garrett Barry's
Queen of the Fair
Kesh Jig
Leitrim Fancy
Hag at the Churn
EGrs 1


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 #925 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #159 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 43 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 19 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #87 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 100 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 168 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #82 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #31 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As tune #220 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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