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Tune ID#538 (Down by the Sally Gardens)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Down by the Sally Gardens about these two bars
These two bars are the start of how I (Alan Ng) play this tune.
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Down by the Sally Gardens / Down by the Salley Gardens / The Sally Gardens / Down by the Salley Garden / The Mourne Shore / The Maids of Mourne Shore (also in G or A or F)
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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).
19864#1
[Ch JG] James Galway and the Chieftains. In Ireland. James Galway (flute, whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord). For this tune: 1st time James Galway (flute).
19952#1
[JMd 2] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, percussion). For this tune: (whistle).
~20085#1
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle).

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 #49 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #50 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 45 of [L] Alan's private loose music.

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