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Tune ID#5081 (My Sweetheart Jane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of My Sweetheart Jane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
My Sweetheart Jane / The Life of Man (2nd in set Mickey's Reels on MMcG 4) (also singled) (compare Pretty Girls of Mayo #1862)
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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).
~19597#2
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19951#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
~20105#2
[MMcG 4] Michael McGoldrick. Aurora. Michael McGoldrick (flute, pipes, mandolin, dobro, vocals, guitar). For this tune: (pipes, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Molloy's
LR 2
Repeal of the Union
WatReeds
Give Us Another
MMcG 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Schoolmaster
MMcG 4

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 #1546 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #760 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 160 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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