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Tune ID#2808 (Merrily Kiss the Quaker)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Merrily Kiss the Quaker about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 3 (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):
Merrily Kiss the Quaker / Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife / Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife / Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife (also without 3rd part, also in D, also as a single jig) (compare 1st part with 1st part of #1271)
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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).
~197312#2
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
20142#1
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John Kelly's
Ch 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Denis Murphy's
Ch 3
Dance in Tekeli
SSands

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 #14 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 183 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #127 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 30 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): 1973