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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#5365 (Dew on the Grass)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dew on the Grass, The / The Dark Plaintive Youth / The Dark, Plaintive Youth (the setting in book Crln could be considered a distinct tune)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~200615#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 61 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
As tune #193 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1977