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Tune ID#2328 (My Mind Will Never Be "Aisy")

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Mind Will Never Be  about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Drv 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16E Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
My Mind Will Never Be "Aisy" / My Mind Will Never Be Easy / The Whistling Thief / I Lead Such a Troublesome Life / Tied to a Wife / Happy to Meet Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet You Sorry to Part (1st in set The Ash Plant Set on Drv 2; 1st in set Slip Jigs on Drv 4; 1st in set Fast Boat to Kowloon on MOCCH 1) (also in G, also as song) (compare Exile's Jig #494 and slide She Didn't Dance and Dance #3241)
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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).
~19959#1
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
19971.4#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki). For this tune: (fiddle, flute).
199816#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~200310#3
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon).
~200312#1
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
~20083#1
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).
201213#1
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (vocals, B whistle).
20146#2
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
A Fig for a Kiss
Chlr 1
Hide and Go Seek
CarbQ 1
Bundle and Go
LfAllChk
Played beforeOn Albums
Cock and the Hen
Drv 2, Drv 4
Paddy O'Snap
MatH
Doohoma Slip Jig
MOCCH 1
Rocky Road to Dublin
PDArcy

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 #1132 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #421 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 88 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