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Tune ID#3641 (Worn Torn Petticoat)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Worn Torn Petticoat about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording POK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Worn Torn Petticoat, The / The Worn, Torn Petticoat / The Old Torn Petticoat that I Bought in Mullingar / The Old Torn Petticoat / Torn Petticoat / The Leprechaun / The Leprachaun / Quarry Cross / Johnny Leary's (3rd in set Slide Out on Sld 2) (also in B Minor) (compare as hornpipe #1470)
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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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[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
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[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia (fiddle).
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[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion). For this tune: with Maurice O'Keefe (fiddle).
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[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Johnny O'Leary (accordion), Maurice O'Keefe (fiddle).
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[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Johnny O'Leary (accordion), Maurice O'Keefe (fiddle).
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[CronBrk] Johnny Cronin and Joe "Banjo" Burke. Cronin and Burke. Johnny Cronin (fiddle), Joe "Banjo" Burke (banjo). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
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[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, vocals). For this tune: 1st 2 times Aogán (concertina).
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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.
On page 39 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #82 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As slide #1 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 32 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #288 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1948