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Tune ID#4872 (Mama's Pet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mama's Pet about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording EMlny (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mama's Pet / Mamma's Pet (1st in set Mama's Pet on FG 3) (compare Downing's Reel / Mamma's Pet in book 1001, included here; compare mainly the 1st part of Mama's Pet #1203)
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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).
~19641.7#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19838#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
~198910#1
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (flute), (fiddle).
200012#2
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle).
200111#2
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle). For this tune: Catherine (flute).
~20056#2
[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán). For this tune: with Paul Bradley (fiddle)..

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Banks of the Suir
KC 2
Highest Hill in Sligo
KlmFcy
Morning Thrush
MMhn
Played beforeOn Albums
Tailor's Choice
JB 3
Sailor on the Rock
FG 3
Kilrush Polka
MMhn

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 #591 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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): 1907