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Tune ID#723 (Give Me Your Hand)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Give Me Your Hand about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Plx 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
March52G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Give Me Your Hand / Tabhair Dom Do Lámh / Tabhair Dom Do Lamh / Tabair Dam Do Lamh / Da Mihi Manum (also as song) (composed by Rory Dall Ó Catháin aka Rory Dall O'Cathain aka Rory Dall O'Cahan aka Rory Dall O'Cathan aka [Blind Roger O'Keane])
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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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[Plx 1] Planxty. Planxty. Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandola, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhrán). For this tune: Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
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[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue.
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[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).
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[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (D pipes).
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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 #406 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 60 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #83 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #25 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 60 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
On page 120 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #97 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As waltz #3 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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