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Tune ID#2457 (If I Had a Wife)

Transcription of first 2 bars of If I Had a Wife about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOL 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
If I Had a Wife / Dá mBeadh Bean Agam / The Next Wan / Mick Mahony's / Mick Mahoney's / Johnny Leary's Slide / Johnny O Leary's / The Barrel Organ / The Barrell Organ Slide / Pádraig O'Keeffe's / O'Keeffe's / The Quarry Cross (2nd in set Three Slides on PS 7; 1st in set Lios Uí Bhigín on NNC 1) (also in A, also without 3rd part or without 2nd part)
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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).
194815#2
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
197610#1
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Terry Teahan (melodeon).
197713#1
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19793#1
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: 1st time Jackie Daly (accordion).
~19898#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
199518#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
19978#1
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
19987#2
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~20009#2
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
~200414#1
[PdOCo] Paudie O Connor. Different State. Paudie O Connor (accordion). For this tune: with Noeleen O'Connor (fiddle), Joe Sullivan (flute).
~200713#1
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle).
~201010#2
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kilcummin Slide
POK
Denis Murphy's Slide
PS 7
Rain A Sup
DH 3
Across the Road
CYHCIt
Played beforeOn Albums
Kilcummin Slide
JOL 1, JOL 2, JOL 3
Worn Torn Petticoat
POK, PdOCo
Micko Russell's Slide
Ev, PS 7
Denis O'Keeffe's
OAces
An Chóisir
NNC 1
Dawley's Delight
CYHCIt

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 26 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #90 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #41 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 23 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [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): 1948