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Tune ID#4476 (End of the Day)

Transcription of first 2 bars of End of the Day about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOS 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
End of the Day, The / The Foggy Morning (as Gan Ainm on JOS 2) (also as single jig; compare 1st part with 1st part of Cock Up & C & C #4515)
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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).
~19984#3
[JOS 2] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Gift. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes, whistle, Scottish smallpipes, Irish warpipes). For this tune: (pipes), with Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
~20067#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Ballydehob
JOS 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Ellis's Jig
DCB 1

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 #950 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #175 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 45 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903