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Tune ID#3691 (Whiskey You're the Devil!)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Whiskey You're the Devil! about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TBrwne (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Whiskey You're the Devil! / Whiskey You're the Devil / Whiskey in the Jar / The Gypsy Hornpipe / Johnny Mickey's / Miss Johnson's Hornpipe (setting here from TBrwne differs from other sources in the beginning of the 2nd part) (also in A or G) (compare Off to California #1445 and Sweet Flowers of Miltown #1924)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
200312#2
[TBrwne] Tim Browne. Mutiny in the County. Tim Browne (fiddle, vocals, bouzouki). For this tune: Timmy Connors (accordion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Pride of Petravore
TBrwne

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1639 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #866 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #217 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 183 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 8 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [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