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Tune ID#740 (Going to the Well for Water)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Going to the Well for Water about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDa 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Going to the Well for Water / Uisce ón Tobar / Water from the Well / The Kaiser / An Kaiser / Denis Murphy's / Sliabh Luachra (as No name on HmrLshn; as Untitled on RtHaMtD; 1st in set Sliabh Luachra Slides on ACB 1) (also with parts reversed)
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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).
19762.7#1
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia (fiddle).
~197610#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Julia Clifford (fiddle).
197715#2
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~198911#2
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19896#3
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
199516#2
200018#4 (2:34)
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
200121#3
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20075#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
200811#6
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kilfenora Jig
SRn 1, LRCB
Cuz Teahan's Favorite
JDa 1
Callaghan's
RtHaMtD
Sleamhnán na Sróine
JOL 2
Kitty Lie Over
KMKerry
An Chóisir
ACB 1
O'Keeffe's
PHCB
Dingle Regatta
GCB 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Kilfenora Jig
ACB 1
Hundred Pipers
GCB 2

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 #54 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #134 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #64 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 85 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 140 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As slide #12 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): 1976