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Tune ID#5579 (She Hasn't the Thing She Thought She Had)

Transcription of first 2 bars of She Hasn't the Thing She Thought She Had about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RtHaMtD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
She Hasn't the Thing She Thought She Had / Behind the Bush in the Garden / The Perfect Cure / An Uile-Íoc / Long John's Wedding (as Gan Ainm / An Unnamed Slide on Blasket; 3rd in set Up and About on Ch JG) (setting on Blasket differs in the 2nd part enough to potentially consider as a separate tune)
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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).
196815#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Gene Kelly (accordion).
198615#3
[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).
~19878#2
[Blasket] Beauty an Oileáin. Music and Song of the Blasket Islands. Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe (A melodeon?).
~20141#3
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Whole Chicken in the Soup
Ch JG
Nora Daly
Blasket
My Love in the Morning
4StarT 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Kerry Cow
RtHaMtD
Star above the Garter
Ch JG

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 #66 in [CRE 4] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 4. [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): 1968