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Tune ID#5082 (Petticoat Loose)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Petticoat Loose about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JJK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Petticoat Loose / Strop the Razor / Strap the Razor / Stropáil an Rásúr
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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).
~197313#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle). For this tune: with Michael Crehan (pipes), Michael Gavin (flute).
~19832.5#1
[Boys 10] Boys of the Lough. Open Road. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19832.5#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
1984A.3#1 (0:57)
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar).
~19888#2
[RBPOL 1] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
19902#2
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~200911#3
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute).
~20104#2
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Connie the SoldierRBPOL 1
House in the Glen
COG 1
Farewell to Gurteen
JWynn 2
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
CYHCIt
Played beforeOn Albums
Geese in the Bog
Boys 10, Boys 15, Boys 12

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 #76 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #14 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 74 of [F] S. C. Hamilton. The Irish Flute Player's Handbook.

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): 1965