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Tune ID#6724 (Tom Billy's Butcher's March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tom Billy's Butcher's March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JAbrt 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCDDA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tom Billy's Butcher's March / Máirseáil na mBúistéirí / The Butchers' March / Along with the Girls I’d like to be / The Butcher's Jig / The Boys of Clones / The Bog of Allen / Bloody Oul’ Hag, Is It Tay You Want? (also with parts in different orders, or with less parts) (compare Butcher's March #251)
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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).
~20137#1
[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Leslie's March
JAbrt 1

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.
As tune #27(ii) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #27(i) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As misc #22 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish 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): 1967