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Tune ID#5065 (Night Before Larry Was Stretched)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Night Before Larry Was Stretched about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MCnnlly (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABG Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Night Before Larry Was Stretched, The / The Night Poor Larry Was Stretched / The Night Before Poor Larry Was Stretched (also in A or C)
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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).
19867#2
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle).
199515#2
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Hervé Cantal (flute).
~20075#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
~20102#1
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: with Isaac Alderson (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy O'Snap
MCnnlly
Drops of Brandy
FSOD
Played beforeOn Albums
Drops of Brandy
GMrphy

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 #39 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [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): 1903