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Tune ID#2832 (Christmas Day in the Morning)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Christmas Day in the Morning about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MR 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Christmas Day in the Morning / Christmas Day / The Ivory Bowl (1st in set The Ivory Bowl on MHyDLd 1; 3rd in set The Ivory Bowl on OCG)
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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).
199321#1
[MR 8] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
200313#1
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
20075#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle).
~200910#3
[OCG] Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford. On Common Ground. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (pipes), (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Canny's
OCG
Played beforeOn Albums
She Hasn't the Knack She Thought She Had
MHyDLd 1
O'Keeffe's Slide
Aths 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1993