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Tune ID#1854 (Tailor's Thimble)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tailor's Thimble about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SC (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):
Tailor's Thimble, The / The Bog of Allen (2nd in set Nine Pups on ADB) (also in A) (claimed by Gerry Harrington on SC as his own composition titled Swallows in Flight, but he just plays this traditional tune with reversed parts)
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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).
~19885#2
[ADB] Mighty Session! Sharon Shannon (accordion).
199611#2
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar). For this tune: Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
~20102#1
[Tda 4] Téada. Ceol and Cuimhne. Music and Memory. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Yellow Wattle
SC
Leslie's March
ADB
Played beforeOn Albums
Timmy Cliffords
SC
Sheep in the Boat
Tda 4

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 #827 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #91 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 30 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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