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Tune ID#152 (Mickey Chewing Bubblegum)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mickey Chewing Bubblegum 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):
Mickey Chewing Bubblegum / Mickie Chewing Bubblegum / Bill Sullivan's Polka / Liam Ó Súilleabháin / Bill Sullivan's / Bill Sullivan's #1 / Baile an Tsanhraidh / Denis Murphy's (for 1st figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on MISD 7; 3rd in set Selection 1 on GCB 2; 2nd in set Mickey Chewing Bubblegum on NNC 3) (also in G, also parts reversed) (composed by Terence "Cuz" Teahan in 1915)
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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).
~19776#1
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
~19771.3#1
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
~19786#3
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19865#3
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Kieran Wade (banjo), Jonathan Lynn (hammered dulcimer), Jim McGee (fiddle), Henry Geraghty (whistle).
19931.2#1
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis (fiddle), Paudy (flute), Timmy (melodeon).
~19938#1
[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).
~19947#4
~1996A.1#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~20074#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
20127#2
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (concertina, fiddle), with Anne Sheehy McAuliffe (flute), Nicky McAuliffe (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ger the Rigger
KB Cap
Rakes of Mallow
NMCMM
John Ryan's Polka
TrsCl
Dan Mac's
GCB 2
Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka
NNC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches
JDSC, SDI 3, Shskn 6, MISD 7
Weaver's Delight
KoKerry
Newmarket
NNC 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 #24 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As tune #248 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 51 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As polka #13 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #5 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 233 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As polka #5 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): 1977