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Tune ID#4798 (Cherish the Ladies)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cherish the Ladies about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (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):
Cherish the Ladies / The Humors of Cappa / Village Jig / Humours of Ennistimon (2nd in set The Humours of Ennistymon on MC; 2nd in Edenderry Medley on PttW) (with reversed parts on FidDel; also in D) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Cherish the Ladies #309)
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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).
19221.23#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
192910#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Leo Molloy's Siamsa Gaedheal Band: possibly Tom Page (fiddle), Mrs. Sheridan (fiddle), Mrs. Whelan (fiddle), Dave Page (pipes), Tommy Breen (piccolo).
193720#2
~200711#2
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar). For this tune: John Carty (fiddle).
~20074#3
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Ennistymon
MC
Rogers Jig
FidDel
Goat in the Green
PS 9
Clarke's
PttW
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy from Portlaw
ITWWW
Edenderry Reel
PttW

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 #779 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #56 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #49 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.

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