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Tune ID#4802 (Wreck of the '99)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wreck of the '99 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCt 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars16-bar phrase structureMode ?
March48AABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wreck of the '99, The / The Wreck of the 99 / The Ship that Ne'er Returned (1st in set James Morrison's on JCt 5, where this is described as a two-step; 1st in set Dem Golden Slipper on AtR 3) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to North American music.]
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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).
~200513#1
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle, banjo).
~20082#1
[AtR 3] At the Racket. It's Not Racket Science. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Séamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Brian McGrath (piano, tenor guitar, banjo), Michael McCague (guitar, tenor guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Dem Golden Slippers
JCt 5, AtR 3

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2005