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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4946 (Wearied Lad)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wearied Lad about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RdOnly (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCBBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wearied Lad, The / Wearied Lad / An Buachaillín Breoite / An Buachaill Traochta (also in A, also with parts in different order and a distinct fourth part) (compare 1st 2 parts with 1st 2 parts of Limerick Tinker #7028; compare 2nd, 3rd, and 4th parts of the ACrby 2 setting to the 3rd, 1st, and 2nd parts of #7028)
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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).
~200712#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
~20102#3
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).
~20133#2
[JOBM 2] Jimmy O'Brien Moran. Take Me Tender.... Jimmy O'Brien Moran (B pipes).
~20146#3
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boys of the Town
CGJS 1
East at Glendart
JOBM 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Humours of Rahey
RdOnly

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2007