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Tune ID#7046 (Willy Walsh's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Willy Walsh's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ITWWW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Willy Walsh's / Willy Walsh's Jig / The Merry Maiden (compare 1st part with 1st part of Gallant Boys of Tipperary #4882 and with 1st part of Wandering Minstrel #2035)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
193818#2
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Colmcille Ceilidhe Band: possibly Frank O'Higgins (fiddle), possibly Sean O'Sullivan (fiddle), unknown others.

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wellington's Advance
ITWWW
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of the Town
ITWWW

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 #1063 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #823 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #267 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #88 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #104 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #7 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 29 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 63 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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