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Tune ID#802 (Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (track 26) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet Sorry to Part / Happy to Meet / Sorry to Part / Conlon's Jig / Jemmie the Gom / The Wake Jig / My Love in the Morning / Winston at the Glenville Hall (also in G) (fairly wide range of variations within these sources, including in D Major; more distant is You'll Go a Hunting No More / You'll Go a-Hunting No More included here in book R; also compare Happy To Meet, Sorry to Part #4883 and John Joe Gardiner's #5803, especially their 1st parts; compare more distantly Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part #7260)
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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).
19211.17#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
19512.26#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
19721.17#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Gerry Wimsey (whistle).
~197412#1
[SE 3] Séamus Ennis. The Wandering Minstrel. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~197912#1
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
~19816#1
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
~198617#1
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
19922.5#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~20022#1
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20074#1
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).
~20082#2
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~20095#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
~20135#1
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tatter Jack Walsh
TndUp
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy in LondonMOC 1, HMSP
O'Keeffe's
DD 4
Jimmy Ward's
SDI 1
Dooney Rock
PJCJC
Goat in the Green
PS 9
Trip to Athlone
TndUp
Hardiman's Fancy
MulcFam3
Rakes of Kildare
HB 4

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 #807 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #78 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #106 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #80 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [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