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Tune ID#5437 (To Limerick We Will Go)

Transcription of first 2 bars of To Limerick We Will Go about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book 1850 (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
To Limerick We Will Go / To Limerick We Go (also in F or D)
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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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Track
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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~20097#1
[DSLM] Dáithí Sproule and Laura MacKenzie. The Pinery. Dáithí Sproule (vocals, guitar), Laura MacKenzie (vocals, flute, whistle, concertina, Scottish smallpipes). For this tune: Laura MacKenzie (Scottish smallpipes).
~20102#3
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: with Isaac Alderson (flute).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn 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 #359 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #76 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #75 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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