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Tune ID#2875 (Tom Morrison's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tom Morrison's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Polka32G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tom Morrison's / Polca Tom Uí Mhuireasáin / The Babes in the Wood / Port an tSaoir Cloiche / Bonnie Annie / Bonny Annie / Áine Bhóidheach / Tony Lowe's Polka / Matt Teehan's 1 / Din Tarrant's No. 2 (2nd in set Egan's Polkas on PMcG 1; 2nd in set D.D.Cronin's Polkas on 4StarT 2) (as 2nd tune for dance The Waves of Tory in book A; for dance Walls of Limerick in book MM) (also reversed parts, also in D Major, also as barndance) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Magic Slipper #1181)
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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).
19741#1
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
~1978A.6#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19926#4
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
199712#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
~20021#2
[SQGH] Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings. Slán le Loch Eirne. Stories to Tell. Séamus Quinn (fiddle, melodeon, viola, piano), Gary Hastings (flute).
~20033#2
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20067#1
[JOSe] Jimmí Ó Sé. Malairt Poirt ó Fionntrá. Jimmí Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~200613#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
~20096#2
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20117#1
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~20142#2
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Scartaglen Polka
PMcG 1
Merry Girl
SQGH
Roosky
JCt 4
Boney Crossing the Alps
JWynn 2
Ballygow
4StarT 2
Played beforeOn Albums
There's No Place Like Home
CC
Jer O'Connell's
SCAC
Granny in the Woods
SQGH
Shelf
HB 3
Clare's Dragoons
JCtBRn
Glin Cottage
4StarT 2

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 #120#2 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As misc #36 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1962