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Tune ID#307 (Chase Me Charlie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chase Me Charlie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Chase Me Charlie / Chase Me, Charlie / Lean mé, a Chathail / Aunty Mary Had a Canary / Aunt Mary Had a Canary / The Cock o' the North / The Cock of the North / Cock of the North (also in A or D, also reversed parts, also as single jig) (compare Cock O' The North #3144 and therefore also compare Danny Ab's Slide #2095)
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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).
19496#2
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle). For this tune: with Denis Murphy (fiddle).
19528#1
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
19528#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~19533#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: The Irish All Stars.
~197312#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19772.1#2
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
~199513#3
[JDa 2] Jackie Daly. Domhnach Is Dálach. Many's a Wild Night. Jackie Daly (accordion).
~200714#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
~20107#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: Caitlín (concertina).
~20118#1
[DBrder] Dan Brouder. "The Lark's Air". Dan Brouder (accordion, melodeon).
201310#2
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
I'd Rather Be Married Than Left
POK
Rathawaun
KoKerry
Cock o' The North
JDa 2
Gollán
MMcHugh
Played beforeOn Albums
Dingle Regatta
KF, RshMtn, SE 2
Hundred Pipers
JDJO, MMcHugh
Kilcummin Slide
POK
Kings of Kerry
Hmdgr
A Tune for Bernie
NcGvsky
Across the Road
DBrder

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 #53 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
On page 15 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
On page 12 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): 1903