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Tune ID#878 (I Have No Money)

Transcription of first 2 bars of I Have No Money about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
I Have No Money / Táim Gan Airgead / Taim Gan Airgead / Tá'im gan airgead / Níl Aon Airgead Agam / Miss Hamilton / Miss Hamilton's / Miss Hamilton's Reel (mislabeled on CTL 3 as Tear the Calico; 1st in set I Have No Money on Yanks 2; 3rd in The Gatehouse Maid Set on BBow 4) (also doubled, also in C or A)
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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).
~197315#2
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
197713#2
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
197728#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Jackie Daly (accordion).
~198911#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (flute).
~199115#2
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Michael Hynes (flute), Henry Benagh (fiddle).
~199212#2
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet).
199910#3
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
~20009#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Willie Kelly (fiddle).
~20036#3
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (B whistle), (B whistle).
~20099#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20142.2#1
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Isaac (flute).
20159#3
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Glenside Cottage
JDa 1, RshMtn, BBow 4
Market Day
SE 2
Fisherman's Lilt
BlaMrl
Dublin Lads
TKn
Jessica's Polka
CTL 3
McFadden's Handsome Daughter
MCnnly
Fairy Dance
KLO
Eddie Moloney's
LmKlly
Played beforeOn Albums
Stony Steps
SE 2
Eileen Curran
BlaMrl
Hairy Chested Frog
TKn
Fair Wind
CTL 3
Steeplechase
MMR 3
Flooded Road to Glenties
Yanks 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 #1356 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #610 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #137(i) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 124 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