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Tune ID#883 (I Wish I Never Saw You)

Transcription of first 2 bars of I Wish I Never Saw You about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24AABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
I Wish I Never Saw You / Mo Thrua go bfaca Mé Ariamh Thú / My Love and I in the Garden / My Love & I in the Garden / The Tubercurry Reel / Tubbercurry Reel / Kennaw's Reel / Stokestown Reel / Tom Ennis' Fancy / Hayden's Favourite / Mike Casey's / Scotch Mary (2nd in set Lime Stone Rock on IDM 2; 2nd in set The Lady of the House on JMcK) (also 1st part singled; also both parts doubled, also with a 3rd part)
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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).
19233#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Tom Ennis (pipes), Jimmy Morrison (flute), John Muller (piano).
19241.8#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (F flute).
19278#2
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Bowen's Irish Orchestra: Joseph Sullivan (pipes), Dennis Flynn (pipes), Patrick Doran (flute), Joe Owens (fiddle), William McCormick (fiddle).
197821#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion).
~1978A.1#2
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19783#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: Marcus Hernon (C whistle).
~19798#3
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
19836#2
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~200410#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
~20051.20#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Claus Steinort (Bb flute).
~20102#1
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).
~20118#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
~20126#3
[Rlta 1] Réalta. Open the Door for Three. Conor Lamb (pipes, whistle), Deirdre Galway (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Aaron O'Hagan (pipes, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Limestone Rock
IDM 2, NF
Woman of the House
JMcK
O'Reilly's Greyhound
OTPR
Drogheda Lasses
PJHrn 1
Maud Miller
MB 1
Miss Lyon's Fancy
FG 2
Crosses of Annagh
Rlta 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Drag Her around the Road
KKgn
Up to Your Knees in Sand
MB 1
Fair-Haired Boy
TTItself
Palmer's Gate
WFO 3
Piper on Horseback
2TapTrio
McGreevy's
Bua 3

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 #167 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #33 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 88 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As reel #184 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #27 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1923