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Tune ID#4005 (I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them)

Transcription of first 2 bars of I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SCnly 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them / The Bridal / The Whin Bush (also in A)
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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).
~198812#3
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
~20099#2
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Leather Away the Wattle O
SCnly 1
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
PoNY
Played beforeOn Albums
Ciaran's Ceolta Tire
SCnly 1
Humours of Whiskey
PoNY

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 #1151 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #432 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 84 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As slipjig #8 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As slipjig #14 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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