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Tune ID#721 (Girl that Broke My Heart)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Girl that Broke My Heart about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Girl that Broke My Heart, The / Girl that Broke My Heart / The Girl Who Broke My Heart (2nd in set Three Days to Go on MSHtn 1) (also in Dorian or in A Mixolydian or D Mixolydian)
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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).
19398#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
19656#1
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
197310#2
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19781.22#2
~19788#6 (7:27)
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~199514#1
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
199612#2
[TF] Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Daithi Sproule. A Thousand Farewells. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Christine Dowling (flute, vocals), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~19979#1
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
~199810#1
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo). For this tune: with Sonny Murray (concertina).
~200012#1
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
20023#2
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
~20038#1
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano). For this tune: Brendan Bulger (fiddle).
~20036#2
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
~20079#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
~200814#1
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddle).
201510#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bunch of Keys
KB SD, SRyan C
Woman of the House
KB Cap
Martin Ainsboro's
TF
Farewell to Cailroe
EGrs 1
Three Days to Go
MSHtn 1
Boys of 25
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Drunken Tinker
HG, KB Cap
Seán sa Cheo
TMC
Charlie Lennon's No. 4
TF
Tim Maloney's
CKeane 2
My Love Is in America
LLses 1
Maude Miller
MatH
Paddy Ryan's Dream
HiBs 1
Jerry O'Sullivan's
CplySt

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 #1176 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #456 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 91 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 120 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #257 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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