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Tune ID#4270 (Fly in the Porter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fly in the Porter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CPO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fly in the Porter, The / Fly in the Porter / The Fly in the Pint (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
~19936#1
[CPO] Eileen O'Brien and Willie Fogarty. The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien. Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Willie Fogarty (accordion).
~199911#2
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
~20002.5#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Justin Murphy (flute).
20012#3
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
20062#1
[NNW] Eliot Grasso and Dave Cory. North-by-NorthWest. Eliot Grasso (pipes, flute), Dave Cory (banjo, guitar, octave mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dooney Rock
Provd 1
Crabs in the Skillet
LYK 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Burning Brakes
CPO
Hardiman's Fancy
Provd 1
Contentment Is Wealth
WFO 2
[untitled]
NNW

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 jig #276 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1993