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Tune ID#2993 (My Mary Anne)

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Mary Anne about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IT 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
My Mary Anne / My Maryanne / My Mary-Anne / My Maryann / The Boys of Galway (also singled, also in D)
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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).
~19786#2
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (banjo).
~19935#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Tom (banjo), Kevin (fiddle).
~199712#3
[Sol 2] Solas. Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers. Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, mandocello, vocals), Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, whistle, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán, percussion), Winifred Horan (fiddle), John Williams (accordion, concertina).
200010#4
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
200212#2
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
~201412#2
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
20165#1
[ACwMoss] Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown. All Covered with Moss. Alison Perkins (fiddle, vocals), Nicolas Brown (B pipes, B flute). For this tune: Nick (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Maids of Galway
HB 2, MMcNmr 3
Corner House
IT 2
Floating Crowbar
Shskn 6
Pay the Girl Her Fourpence
Sol 2
Tommy Coen's
MOR 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Ashmolean House
Shskn 6
Nervous Man
MOR 1
Kitty in the Lane
MMcNmr 3
Maid in the Cherry Tree
ACwMoss

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 #1194 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1341 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #471 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #596 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 122 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 94 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