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Tune ID#1791 (Love Will You Marry Me)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Love Will You Marry 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 WW 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Love Will You Marry Me / Love, Will You Marry Me? / Love Will You Marry Me? / Love, Won't You Marry Me? / Love Won't You Marry Me? / Love Won't You Marry Me / Love Wont You Marry Me / Johnny Will You Marry Me? / Johnny Will You Marry Me / Jenny Will You Marry Me? / Some Say the Devil Is Dead / Some Say the Devil's Dead / The Braes of Maas / Braes of Maas / The Braes of Marr / Braes of Mar / The Standard on the Braes o' Mar / Lasses of Donnybrook / Green Grow the Rushes / The Highland Fling (2nd in set The Lasses of Donnibrook on WW 2) (also in G or A) (compare as song #2618 and compare Kafoozalum #5491)
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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).
192818#2
192921#2
~197423#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~19761.2#1 (0:44)
[DD 2] De Danann. Selected Jigs Reels and Songs. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle), Charlie Piggot (banjo, melodeon, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki), Johnny Moynihan (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, harmonica), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Johnny (vocals).
~19827#3
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
~199319#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
19959#1
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20107#2
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).
~201113#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Devin Shepherd (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Keel Row
WW 2
Money Musk
WW 1
S'iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi
KB Pt
Stack of Barley
JCnly 1
Stack of Wheat
CGJS 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Keel Row
WW 1
Byrne's Hornpipe
DD 2
Boston O'Connor
WaMoDub
Donegal Highland
Bua 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 #286 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 151 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 41 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #97 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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