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Tune ID#1733 (Scotsman over the Border)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scotsman over the Border about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GD (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):
Scotsman over the Border, The / Scotsman over the Border / The Scotchman over the Border / Scotchman over the Border / Scotch Come over the Border / Over the Border / Blue Bonnets over the Border / The Blue Bonnets / Blue Bonnets Jig / Mist in the Glen / Mist on the Meadow / The Mist on the Meadow / The Carraroe Jig / The Beaus of Albany / The Braes of Auchtertyre / The Belles of Tipperary / Dublin Streets / O Dear Minnie (What Shall I Do?) / O Dear Mother (What Shall I Do?) (mislabeled as Ward's Jig on original record copied on ITWWW; for 3rd figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (compare Carraroe Jig #282 and Blue Bonnets Jig #182)
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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).
192315#2
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Mrs. Redie Johnston (melodeon).
193414#1
19541.2#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Austin Kelly (fiddle).
197713#1
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
19782#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
19789#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
~19812.2#2
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
~19832#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
19865#2
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
~199218#1
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Jimmy Murray (flute), Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), Peter Horan (fiddle).
~19961.3#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996B.3#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~19994#2
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~19998#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Jim Murphy (fiddle), James Murray (flute), with Kevin Brehony (piano).
200112#1
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20024#3
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~20041#2
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute), with Mary (accordion).
20114#2
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
My Darling Asleep
MISD 7, MISD 6
Ward's Jig
ITWWW
Kesh Jig
LinL
Clancy's Jig
TJC
Queen of the Fair
JOH 1
Contentment Is Wealth
BCw 1
Templehouse Jig
MRaf
East at Glendart
IFMCK
Played beforeOn Albums
Tenpenny Bit
GD, JV, MMM, MtRd, JCrv
Tom Billy's
NHTL, MISD 6
Killavil Jig
MBP
Humours of Ennistymon
EOD
Knights of St. Patrick
JMcKllp

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.
On page 233 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #89 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #5 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
On page 27 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 118 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 1923