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Tune ID#4883 (Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PotW (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):
Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet / Sorry to Part / Is Sultmhar an Casadh, Is Uaigneach an Scaradh / Ríméad ar Chastáil / Jemmie the Gom / The Wake Jig / My Love in the Morning / Barrel Rafferty's Jig (compare John Joe Gardiner's #5803 and Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part #802, especially their 1st parts, and compare 1st part with 1st part of Mist on the Meadow #1321)
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cd Discography

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
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20075#2
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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~20149#3
[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #28 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #218 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1969