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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4255 (Rory O'Moore)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rory O'Moore / Rory O'More / Good Omens / King of Leix March / I'll Follow You My Dear (also in D or A, also 1st or both parts singled; appears with 2nd part as intro on TapRT)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Mary Ellen Conlon (D melodeon).
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Sullivan's Shamrock Band: Michael C. Hanafin (fiddle), Thomas Ryan (fiddle), Daniel J. Murphy (pipes), Daniel P. Moroney (whistle or fife).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
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 #856 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #116 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 34 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 159 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. |
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