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Tune ID#612 (Farewell to Whiskey)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Farewell to Whiskey about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Farewell to Whiskey / The Humors of Whiskey / My Love Is But a Lassie / Níl in Mo Ghrá ach Cailín Óg / Young America - Hornpipe / Young America Hornpipe / Ladies Triumph (1st in set Dan's Favourites on WyndTrn; in arrangement of The Jolly Beggarman on CTL 8; follows song The Mickey Dam on LLses 3; 1st in set Farewell to Whiskey Polkas in track Polka Time on LMcK 1; for The Seige of Ennis [Siege of Ennis] in book A; 1st part of tune used during 4th figure of Orange and Green in book R) (also as march) (composed by Niel Gow)
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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).
19281.7#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: with James Morrison (fiddle).
192824#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: John McKenna (flute), James Morrison (fiddle).
~19694#1
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
19838#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19978#1
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle).
200012#1
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle). For this tune: (F whistles).
200213#1
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (high B flute).
~200311#1
[LMcK 1] Laura MacKenzie. Laura and the Lads. Laura MacKenzie (flute, whistle, concertina, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar). For this tune: (flute), with Django Amerson (fiddle).
~20068#2 (2:07)
[LLses 3] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Enchanted Lady. Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle, mandola, banjo), Maureen Linane (accordion), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
20077#1
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mickey Dam
LLses 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Dark Girl Dressed in Blue
JMcK, BtB, SatG, FG 2, WyndTrn, LMcK 1
Jolly Beggar
CTL 8
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
HB 2
Lakes of Sligo
PotW

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 #1825 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #297#4 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #350 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #118#2 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #55 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 102 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As misc #37 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 40 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #48 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #23 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
As other #14 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As polka #15 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #285 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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