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Tune ID#1461 (Old Hag You Have Killed Me)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old Hag You Have Killed Me about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WC 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Old Hag You Have Killed Me / Old Hag, You Have Killed Me / Oh Hag You Have Killed Me / O Hag You Have Killed Me! / Old Hag You've Killed Me / A Chailleach, do Mharaís Mé / A Chailleach do Mharais Mé / 'Chailleach, do Mhairís Mé / 'Chailligh, Do Mhairis Mé / A Chailleach! Do Mhairis Mé / A Chailleach Do Mharais Me / Stop, Old Hag, or You'll Kill Me (1st in set Old Hag You Have Killed Me on BB 2 and BB 5; 3rd in set Away with Ye on Ch 6) (compare Will You Come Home with Me? #2442, compare The Sheep on the Mountains / Na Caoirigh ar na Sléibhte included here from O'Neill and CRE 2 books, and compare 1st part with 1st part of The Stolen Purse in book 1001, included here)
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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).
19737#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~197514#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute). For this tune: Mick O'Connor (banjo).
19768#1
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (clavinet).
19768#1
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
~19764#3
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19769#1
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran). For this tune: Brian Vallely (pipes).
~19986#1
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19981.12#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Laurence Nugent (Eb flute).
~20119#1
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).
~201312#1
[DPower 3] David Power. The Eighteen Moloney. David Power (B pipes).
~20159#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: with Tierna Browne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Casadh an tSúgáin
Ch 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Dinny Delaney's
BB 2, BB 5
McHugh's
LN 2, WFO 1
Fraher's
PCt
Gold Ring
SotC
Pipe on the Hob
FlgMem
Geese in the Bog
DPower 3
Old Tipperary
RBPOL 3

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 #831 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #344 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #95 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #41 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #49 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 21 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #8 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #76 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #86 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #20 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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