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Tune ID#1447 (Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDSC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches / O the Britches Full of Stitches / Britches Full of Stitches / O The Breeches Full of Stitches / Oh! The Breeches Full of Stitches / The Breeches Full of Stitches / Breeches full of Stitches / Brístí Breaca / The Britches Full of Stitches / The Britches (for 1st figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on MISD 7) (also in G, also as single jig)
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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).
~197710#2
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19776#2
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
199211#1
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
19931.2#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis (fiddle), Paudy (flute), Timmy (melodeon).
~19938#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
~1996A.1#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mickey Chewing Bubblegum
JDSC, SDI 3, Shskn 6, MISD 7
Where Lilies Bloom
Ch 7
Played beforeOn Albums
Up and Away
Ch 7

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 #240 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #23 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As other #4 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As tune #2 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 224 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As polka #6 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): 1927